“When someone demands to be told how we can replace newspapers, they are really demanding to be told that we are not living through a revolution. They are demanding to be told that old systems won’t break before new systems are in place. They are demanding to be told that ancient social bargains aren’t in peril, that core institutions will be spared, that new methods of spreading information will improve previous practice rather than upending it. They are demanding to be lied to.
There are fewer and fewer people who can convincingly tell such a lie….”
–Clay Shirky, Newspapers and thinking the unthinkable
Susan sez: 50 years from now, much if our coastline will be underwater; Right this very minute, old media paradigms are dying. Change faster, people! Fun, huh.