Bob Adams, 47, works as an IT specialist in the Connecticut town of Milford. Over the summer, he devoted a great deal of his spare time to anti-Lieberman film-making, managing to confront the senator (his best shot came with a testy encounter about donations from Wal-Mart), and posting about 50 clips to YouTube. "This is another option for people who want to see what's really going on," he says. "And it's a very democratic thing: anyone with a video camera and a computer can get the same shots CNN can get. If you want people to hear your voice, you put up a video, and you're out there. Political reporters have all that 'You're off the bus' stuff to worry about; if they're denied access by the parties, they're going to starve. With someone like me, I don't have that much to lose. If I had to stop doing this tomorrow, it wouldn't make much difference to my life, except I'd have a lot more time to spend with my wife. So they don't have that power over me."It's a great article, so read the whole thing -- and if you can help us keep Bob making those great videos by getting him a new laptop, the tip jar could use some help. Thanks from me, Kirby, and all the rest who understand the power of the CTBob video productions.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Score Another for CTBob
This morning, Bob made it big in LONDON (as in England). The Guardian interviewed Bob for a story on the Google acquisition of YouTube. It's a great story, but here's our guy