LAS VEGAS-- The place goes dark. Spinning colored light projections blanket the crowd as U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," blares. Two gigantic projection screens flash messages to pump up the audience.
I wish I was at an NBA game. Instead, I was being blinded by party lights at the United States Telecommunications Association's annual conference here at the gaudy Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
It's hard not to notice the juxtaposition. For an industry accustomed to preserving and ruthlessly defending its legacy, the introduction to this three-day event borrowed a page from the … Read more