‘Miracle on the Hudson’

I wrote about Twitter entering “the culture” over at LMS by virtue of the almost-iconic picture taken by Janis Krums and the subsequent coverage (Krums has been on TV multiple times already).

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It was truly miraculous that the plane landed and no one was hurt. And a lesser pilot and crew might not have done so well. But now that the media machine is digesting and popularizing/mythologizing these events . . . after the relief and amazement are over, the scheming and “projects” will likely begin:

  • Book or books
  • Movie of the week
  • The potentially competitive sale of the “rights” by passengers, the pilot, Krums/witnesses.

Stay tuned for “Miracle on the Hudson.” This is America after all.

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I also predict that this image above will be turned into a painting (painted) by someone.

5 Responses to “‘Miracle on the Hudson’”

  1. Tim Cohn Says:

    And in this case, Twitter had its hands on the culture’s pulse before Google did:

    http://cohn.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/new-yorks-hudson-river-us-airways-plane-crash-on-twitter-%E2%9C%88/

  2. Rich H. Says:

    I heard a report that the Internet had it’s 2nd highest traffic ever recorded during this event – right behind the moments after Obama was elected. The web is becoming the default go-to source for breaking news events.

    And speaking of Obama, I’d bet this pilot will be a special guest with an appearance at the upcoming inaguration

  3. Greg Sterling Says:

    Nothing would be a surprise

  4. Find a Job Says:

    Apparently there is now a commemorative plate for the Miracle on the Hudson…at the bottom…http://www.obamapaperplate.com

  5. Q'Z Says:

    I think i’ve painted the first rendition of the plane landing on the hudson river. I invite all to take a looksee….

    Regards,

    Q’Z

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