Q&A with Jason Preston of Eat Sleep Publish

February 13, 2009

Jason Preston of Eat Sleep Publish is a very busy guy who’s at the forefront of the discussion about the future of publishing in Seattle. He is also the New Media Manager at Parnassus Group, the folks responsible for the legendary “It Won’t Stay In Vegas” blogger parties at CES.

Jason recently he took some time out from planning his next big live event, “The Pitch” to talk to us about his experience of watching TV on the PC. Like many journalists and bloggers, TV is a key source of information for  Jason’s work.

Tell us about Eat Sleep Publish – what prompted you to start the blog?

I’ve had an interest in publishing for a long time, actually. It probably dates back to 1995, when I started subscribing to PC Gamer Magazine (I still subscribe), and I think that watching most of the publishing industry flail about looking for a business model when there were so many options to explore led me to try and create a forum for that discussion. I figured that if I weren’t in a position to try innovating at a newspaper or a magazine, there was a chance that I could at least help make the conversation noticeable to the people who were.

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Jesse Carrasco Gets Her Digital Makeover – Boston Style!

February 9, 2009

jesse-carrasco-before-21Northshore Community College (Boston, Mass.) freshman Jesse Carrasco loves listening to music and playing video games, just like the overwhelming majority of other college students in the country. But unfortunately, she didn’t have the technological resources to enjoy these two activities in a modern way….until now.

jesse-carrasco-after-11Jesse was the third and final winner who’s had their living space upgraded with a cutting-edge entertainment experience thanks to Microsoft’s Digital Dorm Room contest.

We set Jesse up with a 42” HDTV and a TV stand, a desktop PC with Windows Media Center installed, an Xbox 360 elite, Zune and a wireless router to rid the room of a jungle of cables.

Needless to say, Jesse is thrilled with her setup. But don’t think for a minute that she’s using her new gear for entertainment only. She plans to use her Zune to listen to lectures and get her study on after cram sessions of “Need for Speed.” 🙂