Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Quoted - New York Times

I was interviewed last week for a story on next-generation batteries, known as thin film batteries, for a piece in the New York Times. This is a loosely related followup to the exploding laptop issue I've been following for much of the summer.

It's entitled Thin-Film Solution Is Closer for the Lithium-Ion Battery, and it's in today's paper. Byline is Eric A. Taub. (You may need to register to read the piece. It's a free process.) It's also been picked up by CNET.

Somewhat coincidentally, I find myself in NYC today. So I'll have to snag myself a copy to bring home. Some days, life's just good.

Update, 3:23 p.m. - I got called to do an interview with Report on Business Television. Except I'm in New York. So I ducked out of the conference I'm attending and headed down to the NASDAQ in Times Square. As I write this, I'm sitting in a little studio over the main floor with the big board. It's about as surreal an interview venue as I've ever experienced. Someone pinch me.

Another update - The video of the interview is now available on the ROBTv web site. Click here, then look for the following block:
3:45 PM ET
The Trading Day with Pat Bolland
Nortel's Turnaround

Carmi Levy, senior anayst, Infotech

Duration: 6 m 24 s Play
Oh, and I couldn't hail a cab after the interview was done. I don't think my hailing technique was correct. I gave up when one passing cabbie swore in my general direction. So I walked back to the hotel and did my best to absorb a bit of life on the New York streets.

I didn't have time to dawdle, as I needed to rejoin the conference and catch up on what I had missed. So I walked with my camera in one hand and tried to grab whatever pictures I could. Just before I got to the hotel, I ducked into a convenience store and picked up a copy of the New York Times. When I got back to my hotel, more messages from journos awaited. All told, a neato day.

I'd love to hear what you think of the interview.


David Edward said...

unrelated: did you see in CBC news where a passenger on Air Canada was escorted off the plane for praying ( and davening) he cought the next flight, probably with a better, more "aware" crew. Truth is everybody should be praying before takeoff. so my question, do you pray before flights? Thanks pal, love your craft!

Karen said...

Carmi, you are just the media darling lately, aren't you?! You and Suri Cruise - ha! Enjoy New York, it's one of my favorite cities in the world.

Just stopping by to say hello. Hope you have a great trip.

kenju said...

Ha! What Karen said! You are quite famous in your field, I think. Can we say we knew you when?

As to the towels down below: They speak regularity and discipline to me (which I like).

Moogie said...

Carmi....this is fabulous. You should be so proud of what you have accomplished. It's all coming together. I imagine your family is proud (way more so than us) of you as well. This is what you have worked for. Enjoy it...and come back and tell us how New York was.

This is so great!

Anonymous said...

Carmi - you might be interested in this discussion...