Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable

Newspapers and Thinking the UnthinkableClay Shirky’s really intelligent thoughts about the future of newspapers, summed up by this one:

It makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem

One Response

  1. I love it! So true…
    But the questions is; when will we see the LAST newspaper printed?
    I think we’ll be waiting a very, VERY long time – because of the simple fact that most marketing departments simply cannot come to terms with the thought that buying big arse newspaper ads no longer makes sense…

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