12 March 2009
Old vs. new media
Great Pinto’s Point article (www.isa.org/link/PP_030509), as usual. I had said to a friend a couple years ago that “TV is dead, and so is Radio, but they don’t know it!” The Internet makes all of the “exclusiviseness” of these old-style media obsolete because who needs a newscast show with a groomed anchor, proper lighting, TV monitors in the background … when you can have RSS feeds, podcasts, streamings on your portable “teleputing” (one of your terms) platform, be it the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm (bless their soul), etc.
To add to my comment that TV does not know it is dead, you can still watch a weekly (weekly!) program showing you what nice web sites their journalists found this week.
I agree with you that the web will evolve and help us make decisions, sort the information for us, and store our information in a secured, encrypted, and automatically backed-up way. The memory will be there, and we will access it for random consultation on our small personal platform.
Don’t get me wrong, I still like to hold a book in my hands and read a story to my kids, but my kids and their kids will probably be more used to HTML pages and PDF format without having the need to physically hold the whole thing in their hand, while the “whole” thing is in their personal platform.
The future is bright!
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