Two news items for you today, both about the constantly shifting media landscape.
First, a short piece from the Atlantic on the approaching end of cable TV. It’s a sharp observation of the internet’s ability to empower consumers and demolish traditional revenue models. As a consumer, I say the useless and overpriced “cable bundle” can’t go extinct soon enough.
Second, Reuters reported last week that e-fiction outsold hardcovers in 2011, for the first time ever. I’ve previously said that I want physical books to stick around, and I think they still can. But there’s no doubt about it, it’s an e-market out there.
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