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CBC reports that those Star Wars-like Holograms on CNN weren’t holograms, but really tomograms:

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Does it matter that our election coverage had holograms or computer generated scenery (as on MSNBC)? Both of these networks have benefited from the past 20+ months of historic election coverage, and this coming Monday people will not choose to continue watching because of special effects.

I draw a parallel to using Flash intros. Yes, they’re so cool. But is that why people come to your website? No. A great Flash intro cannot make up for bad content.

But where does CNN win? That really cool touch screen. Not because it’s an unprecedented special effect or gimmick, but because it is a neat tool that helps John King deliver great content. Javascript that allows Facebook users to send messages to each other without leaving a profile is another neat tool.

Hologram. Meh. I can do without them. But I will say this: It got some attention in the blog worlds:

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