Future Bites

New Media Continues to Eclipse the Old

Close-up of old television

courtesy Angel Ravelor

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.

Spotted any interesting media trends lately?  Tell us about them in the comment box below.

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