Archive for the ‘Digital Media’ Category

Publishing and Advertising 2.0 – Part 2

The Internet will continue to drive major structural change into the advertising and other digitizable media for the next 25-35 years. (The Carlota Perez book previously mentioned explains paradigmatic technology diffusion; Ray Kurzweil, referenced below, builds on the same concept to posit that technology/human change has accelerated since time began and will continue to do so, […]

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Publishing & Advertising 2.0 – Part 1

Publishing and advertising are undergoing structural transition last seen when Gutenberg’s press was invented. The Internet, and more specifically, the broadband Internet (which has reached critical mass during the last six years), eliminates the cost of distribution as an economic factor in media publishing and advertising. The fact that some businesses, including most of the […]

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Digital Storage & the Second Gutenberg

n response to Wretchard’s post regarding the Second Gutenberg Revolution, I would submit that there is no need to worry about books as containers for human thought/history. Given the continually accelerating and exponentially declining cost of digital storage, I-Pods and similar devices with terabyte and petabyte storage capabilities are just around the corner.  Consequently, it […]

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Lots of Lessons

Tom Evslin discusses Yahoo’s purchase of del.icio.us and touches on several issues of interest and/ or lessons to be learned.  First, he uses this deal as an example to put down the the notion that a company must be built to generate earnings/cash flow in order to create value.  Tom says: Even if Joshua and […]

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Fred Wilson says we need a web standard for sharing music playlists!

A VC known as Fred Wilson shares his perspective on the current "tower of babble" that has been created by online music distributors with their competing formats, playlists, etc.  I share his view.  Just think how easy it is to send a file list, which most players autogenerate anyway, to your friends and family with […]

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Techdirt:Does The Wall Street Journal Risk Becoming Irrelevant?

In keeping with The New Ground’s basic paradigm of Internet disruption, Techdirt asks – Does The Wall Street Journal Risk Becoming Irrelevant?. Does The Wall Street Journal Risk Becoming Irrelevant? Predictions Contributed by Mike on Thursday, February 24th, 2005 @ 03:04AM from the learn-to-play-online dept. Last year, Adam Penenberg knocked the NY Times for becoming […]

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Blogging 2.0

I believe Fred Wilson nails it in this post.. That was Blogging 1.0.  We knew back then that the web was a great platform for personal expression.  All three businesses still exist.  Two of them exist inside of web portals and About.com apparently is going to get sold soon, apparently to the New York Times […]

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Business Related, for a Change!

Time to blog about something else besides politics.  EuroTelcoblog opines that Internet and web publishing technologies are evolving in a manner that suggests a new Web-based investment research platform will surface to replace the obviously dysfunctional and outdated one provided by the investment banks. "the message is pretty clear to me: eventually, and probably sooner […]

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