September 28, 2010
Sometimes a good intention is not appreciated and turns negative …
Arguably this is the case of the photo exhibition “Portraits d’influence” by photographer Marie-Claude Hamel and installed at Place Ville Marie (Montreal). Hamel shot pictures of 35 people of influence in Quebec. Tuesday noon while Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) passed before the exhibition, he heard people murmur against those people of influence whose among them is Jean Charest …
Bernard even said that he had to almost use force against the person who accompanied him for lunch (an employee locked out of the Journal de Montreal) when the person saw the photo of Pierre Karl Peladeau. The employee wanted to tear in pieces the photo of the president of Quebecor!
“Fortunately, I calmed him down and he accepted not to do it.” says, laughing Bernard Bujold
Photo 1: Jean Charest
Photo 2: Pierre-Karl Péladeau
September 27, 2010
Happy Birthday Google! 12 years today! (Opened September 27, 1998)
The birthday cake of Google 2010 is drawn by the artist Wayne Thiebaud. He is an American painter whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots and tubes of lipstick.
The thought of the day:” What would we do if Google did not exist?”
September 25, 2010
I read the book written in French by Michelle Blanc, an expert on social media in Quebec and Nadia Seraiocco a web communicator and well known in the public relations.
The book: “Les Médias sociaux 101” is a comprehensive book which traces a accurate picture of the current level of Internet social media. (Facebook, Flickr, Google, Myspace, etc.).
The book is not for experts but rather to the general public and especially business leaders who want to better understand this area of the Internet. The preface is signed by Bruno Guglielminetti formerly from Radio-Canada and now in the private sector in a public relations firm.
One wish: the duo White – Seraiocco should write a volume 2 of their vision of the future Internet …
Link to the book website
September 23, 2010
The expert and technology journalist and Internet Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal is returning from a vacation trip to Paris where he had decided to stay without his laptop for 10 days.
He brought with him an iPad, a smart phone (Smart Phone) and a digital camera.
His conclusion: “It is possible to survive without a computer but this mode of survival is not valid for all …” – Walt Mossberg
Photo 1: Illustration The Wall Street Journal
Walt Mossberg See article – The Wall Street Journal
September 22, 2010
Bernard Bujold has read two books that are currently very popular in libraries: Anne-Marie Losique (Confessions Sauvages) and Ingrid Betancourt (Even Silence Has an End).
His conclusion: “The book of Ingrid would make an excellent movie because it is a narrating of Ingrid’s years in the jungle. A story worthy of a superhero!
However, the book of Anne-Marie is very close to a monthly edition of Penthouse. According to me, it’s a media teaser”to warm the public before the opening of her erotic television channel in October.
My personal choice between these two books: Ingrid Betancourt! The Book of Ingrid Betancourt” Even Silence has an End “is a magnificent book. I’ve just finished reading it and I consider very exciting the aspects of political life as well as the description of life as a hostage in jungle. I recommend the book!
Available in many language (Original in French).”
September 20, 2010
It was autumn 1997 at the World Film Festival of Montreal. I met there the daughter of the founding president of WFF Serge Losique, Anne-Marie, during one of the official functions of the festival. I had found her very friendly but slightly prudish …
A close friend of Anne-Marie had introduced me by suggesting that I become Anne-Marie’s boyfriend as she was single at the time … (Like today actually)
Finally, we exchanged our cards, but neither one nor the other had responded. At the time, I had seen Anne-Marie fairly bright and above all she seemed to have developed a business acumen as her father, a character that I like very much. (He would have made an excellent stepfather …)
Today in 2010, the success of Anne-Marie demonstrates clearly that she understand business and television. She has just published a photo book and she is starting an erotic television station on the cable next month.
Picture1: Book cover
Picture 2: Anne-Marie Losique and Bernard Bujold -1997