When a person or people are asked if they're "on" something, doesn't this imply or at least connote an illegal drug? ...What are you on? Are you on something? You gotta get off what you're on. A Google web search of "people on drugs" yields 186,000 results.
We thought of this today when watching a Wainhouse Research YouTube video at the recent Polycom User Group (PUG) meeting. Evidently a new product feature from Polycom is called "People on Content" and it's basically a chromakey (or green screen) new feature for HDX 9000 series users. For years it's been commonly referred to as the "weatherman" effect on television, as weathermen are the only ones who really use it. Boomers Andrew Davis and Andy Nilssen of Wainhouse Research took a trip, so to speak and it's a hilarious video. They look like they're bunking school and on something - a rollercoaster, the perfect metaphor - but they're "on" content. We hope there are no "white horse" rides.
People on Content. Like, so far out. Sort of a strange roller coaster trip of a name. If only the video content of education and medical fields were as fun as a roller coaster or as visually intriguing as a hurricane.
See the two videos above of Polycom's People on Content.
October 27, 2006