Terry Heaton has a new essay which, as always, is worth your time to read. He tees it up as follows:
This one ... examines the confluence of events and innovations that are leading to what many believe will be a major collapse of the local broadcast hegemony by the end of the decade. ¶ This is largely due to the disruptive innovations in media — what we at AR&D call "Media 2.0" — that are relentlessly marching forward and into which we've barely dipped out toes. The essay compares a future broadcast signal to a single pixel on a digital page, one in which eyeballs and revenue follow groupings of pixels rather than single dots of color. ...
Link: The PoMo Blog. Read why media companies are like pixels.
Updated 23 Sep 2006:
Nico Flores comments on this essay in Three steps to convergence. He writes:
... I agree that convergence will happen, but [___] so fast. As I see it, before we are all consuming web video on the TV, three things need to happen:
- There needs to be enough bandwidth. That's nearly there
- The last ten feet need to be bridged - i.e. we need devices that will stream video from the net to the TV set. There are already some devices that can do this, but they are still nascent
- A necessary consumer practice needs to emerge. That's years away ...
Link: On Demand Media. I'm pretty sure that Flores meant to insert "not" where I've inserted the brackets . --Dennis