Quote of the Day

Google is now the archetypal media company ? online video is just the next step in their quest to monetize the world?s content through advertising. The challenge for Google is that video ads are at the opposite end of the annoying/consumer-hating spectrum from text ads.(snip)
Google?s acquisition of YouTube is also the final step in the orphaning of content creation, which now exists completely separate from content distribution and monetization. ”
–Scott Karp, writing in Publishing 2.0, in a scary but brilliant post on the deal of the moment.