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Monday, August 03, 2009

Sorry... What Was I Saying?

It's alright to admit that you've missed me. I've missed you too. A lot has changed in the world - my world, and the bigger one I've come to call home - since we last spoke. I'll try to pick up our conversation again, and get back to the business of blogging on a more regular basis.

With that in mind, there was a fascinating article in the New York Times yesterday by David Carr about a moment that represented the dizzying heights to which the magazine publishing industry had once hyped itself up, and down from which it has come crashing.
"Most of us who covered media did not fully understand the implications of the new technology that could publish and distribute information at zero marginal cost. The Web was viewed as a niche, as a way to supplement and enhance the printed product, certainly not a threat that would make many of those publications obsolete."
Take a look at "10 Years Ago, An Omen No One Saw."

Of course this story can only have one ending. An ending that brings us to the present, and the new world of blogs, print-on-demand, ebooks, and digital media. As for the future of publishing? Its fate is in our hands.

5 comments:

Prince Gomolvilas said...

No. It's all in YOUR hands! :)

Ashley said...

I loved your post.
I started writing a book a few months ago and I thought once I had a good amount I'd take it to a publisher and see if I could work something out, get some money and finish writing it. I figure if I get rejected by every publisher, I can just resort to publishing it on my own. Luckily, I live in an age where something like that is not only feasible, but happens everyday. Now, if anyone will read it--well, that's a different story.

Sven said...

you cheeky bastard! Welcome back!

Interesting read. Strange to think how much has changed in just 10 years and what the next 10 will bring.

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randika said...

Have missed you terribly. So glad to see you back.

stu said...

I hope it's not all in my hands, I have a tendency to drop things. Welcome back.