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Stewart Brand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive. Information wants to be free because it has become so cheap to distribute, copy, and recombine - too cheap to meter. It wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably valuable to the recipient. That tension will not go away. It leads to endless wrenching debate about price, copyright, 'intellectual property', the moral rightness of casual distribution, because each round of new devices makes the tension worse, not better."
quotes  media  economics  information 
december 2010 by tysone
News Corp. iPad Venture Fishing In Wrong Pond | paidContent
Frere-Jones is a top-notch writer; there’s no argument there. But just what he and several other recent hires bring to the table—er, tablet—is questionable.
newscorp  ipad  prediction  media  murdoch 
november 2010 by tysone
shut up about gutenberg already - library ad infinitum
"The form of the book hasn't changed fundamentally in five hundred years," they tell us. It's like saying the form of the wheel hasn't changed fundamentally since the Bronze Age. Which is true enough—until you try putting a wagon wheel on your car.
gutenberg  history  future  prediction  media  technology 
august 2010 by tysone
Poynter Online - Top Stories
What's left after all these waves? Not much news. Just another day at the beach, watching the media surf the breakers.
journalism  poynter  steve_myers  criticism  media  tv 
july 2010 by tysone
en.Slow Media » The Slow Media Manifesto
Like “Slow Food”, Slow Media are not about fast consumption but about choosing the ingredients mindfully and preparing them in a concentrated manner. Slow Media are welcoming and hospitable. They like to share.
prediction  media  journalism 
june 2010 by tysone
Ross Floate · Print's value is increasing with its scarcity.
What we thought we were paying for in newspapers was all the news that was in them. In fact, the main role of the newspaper was to decide what to leave out.
journalism  newspapers  media  scarcity 
may 2010 by tysone
The Collapse of Complex Business Models
Clay Shirky writes, "About 15 years ago, the supply part of media’s supply-and-demand curve went parabolic, with a predictably inverse effect on price. Since then, a battalion of media elites have lined up to declare that exactly the opposite thing will start happening any day now."
clay_shirky  brilliant  prediction  media  forsnd  journalism  internet 
april 2010 by tysone
The Media Equation - Google’s Not Creating Content, Just Protecting It - NYTimes.com
Running a media company requires a set of values that selling a can of soda or a pair of sneakers doesn’t. So Google, which held itself to a higher standard last week, can expect to get hammered any time it falls short in the future. Google may or may not be a media company, but people will expect it to act like one.
david_carr  nytimes  media  google  prediction  china 
march 2010 by tysone
A Conversation with Paul Ford, the Now-Former Web Editor of Harper's Magazine - The Awl
"I've been at Harper's for five years. It's very weird to be outside. Everyone has MacBooks. People use nouns as verbs. ... I'll have a relationship of some kind with the magazine until I'm an old web coot telling young people about how we edited our HTML by hand rather than having our digital sex pony avatars do it for us in our Farmbooks."
harpers  paul_ford  media 
march 2010 by tysone
kung fu grippe Entitled to Care
"If you follow your customers, you’ll follow the money. If you follow the medium, you follow the traffic. But, if you follow nothing but your own deranged preferences about controlling every aspect of how your material is consumed and paid for, you might as well dust off your resume and sharpen your spatula."
media  bizmodel 
march 2010 by tysone
Why we can't get enough of the stories about Tiger Woods and the Salahis. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
"Our hunger for salacious news about him isn't necessarily about voyeurism. We're embarrassed by the gap between whom we believed Woods to be and who he really is; and, having put Woods on that pedestal, we want to bring him down where he belongs—with the rest of us sinners. We're like the kid who, upon learning that there is no Santa Claus, conducts a wide-ranging investigation to determine how such a fraud was perpetrated on him. And we'll keep consuming Woods news until our picture of him more closely conforms with reality. We love to crown kings and cultivate messiahs. And then kill them."
shafer  tiger_woods  media  criticism  culture  journalism 
december 2009 by tysone
The Wizard of Beck - Op-Ed Columnist David Brooks - NYTimes.com
So what is the theme of our history lesson? It is a story of remarkable volume and utter weakness. It is the story of media mavens who claim to represent a hidden majority but who in fact represent a mere niche — even in the Republican Party. It is a story as old as “The Wizard of Oz,” of grand illusions and small men behind the curtain.
politics  gop  media  pundits  nytimes  nytopinion 
october 2009 by tysone
The Nichepaper Manifesto - Umair Haque - HarvardBusiness.org
Nichepapers, in contrast, do meaningful stuff that matters the most. The great failing of 20th century news is that monopoly power became a substitute for meaningful value creation. At root, that's the lesson that newspapers are learning the hard way.
journalism  media  innovation  newspapers 
july 2009 by tysone
Mike Davidson - Last Rites
There’s an oversupply of news-”ish” information on the web, and people have decided — usually without realizing it — that free “news snacking” is a better value proposition than paying for in-depth reporting. Lately though, I’ve noticed there are many non-obvious costs associated with us becoming a society of news snackers...
journalism  newspapers  prediction  culture  media  information 
march 2009 by tysone
Bristol Palin More Comfortable On The Record Than Van Susteren : CJR
So. Much. Weirdness. "Yes. I don't know. I just -- I hope that people learn from my story and just, like, I don't know, prevent teen pregnancy, I guess."
wtf  media  palin  foxnews  pregnancy 
february 2009 by tysone
Overheard in the Newsroom
“I can’t have facebook because I like getting drunk too much.”
aggregator  journalism  newspapers  hilarious  media 
january 2009 by tysone
NYC - Nat Hentoff Writes His Last for The Village Voice - NYTimes.com
Do not mistake this for an obituary. It’s not even close to one. Mr. Hentoff may not hear as well as he once did, or stand quite as straight. But he will not fade to silence. Citing the late journalists George Seldes and I.F. Stone as his muses, he promised in a farewell Voice column to continue “putting on my skunk suit at other garden parties.”
newspapers  nyc  history  media  layoffs  columnists 
january 2009 by tysone
From Cave Paintings to the Internet: 70,000 BCE to 8,000 BCE Timeline
An Annotated Interactive Timeline on the History of Information and Media
timeline  visualization  history  reference  media 
november 2008 by tysone
As the countdown to the Obama rapture accelerates, the press corps battles its performance anxiety. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
Reporters do their least self-conscious work when they're startled by a story they hadn't prepared to write. But giving a reporter (or a pundit) too much time to think about a historic event such as VE Day, the moon landing, the fall of Communism, or the release of Nelson Mandela is like entering him into a grandiosity competition to see who can squeeze the most poetry out of his keyboard. Suddenly, everybody with a notepad and a word processor thinks he's Norman Mailer.
politics  obama  journalism  media  writing 
october 2008 by tysone
Black and white TV generation have monochrome dreams - Telegraph
Do you dream in black and white? If so, the chances are you are over 55 and were brought up watching a monochrome television set. New research suggests that the type of television you watched as a child has a profound effect on the colour of your dreams.
psychology  dreams  history  media 
october 2008 by tysone
Link By Link - Spinning a Web of Lies at Digital Speed - NYTimes.com
Markets exist to convert good information into profitable investments. And, in their deep agnosticism, they also exist to allow false information to create quick profits. During that brief window, false information may in fact be easier to exploit — it shows up just in time, and purports to answer the questions on everyone’s mind.
media  news  journalism  lies  culture 
october 2008 by tysone
Postscript: Tim Russert: The Talk of the Town: The New Yorker
Russert was defined as much by what he was not as by what he was. He was not lazy or lax, he was not an ideologue or a cynic. Beyond his family, Russert’s passion was politics, and he cared enough about the game to try to keep it, and its players, hones
politics  media  obit 
june 2008 by tysone
What are 'centipedes,' and why are they always crawling out of the walls of contemporary politics? | Beyond the Beyond from Wired.com
"Centipedes" are covert conspiracies meant to drive politicians from power by creating moral panics. Centipedes have the same dynamics as modern terror-groups, but they exploit sexual scandal instead of bloody mayhem.
politics  culture  media  psychology  phenomenon 
may 2008 by tysone
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
The critical technology for the 20th century, the bit of social lubricant without which the wheels would've come off the whole enterprise, I'd say it was the sitcom. And only now are we waking up from that collective bender.
communication  creativity  culture  media  tv  trends  brilliant  statistics  collaboration  community 
april 2008 by tysone
Errol Morris | The A.V. Club
The chance that any given sentence is a lie, rather than a truth, is fairly great. An intentional lie, a self-deception, a misconception—there are lots of categories of untruth. Photographs can reveal something to us, and they can also conceal things.
media  politics  photography  semiotics 
april 2008 by tysone
"How News Shapes Our World" -- Alisa Miller on Global News
Americans seem to know less and less about the world around them, their many connections to it, and the complexities and interrelationships between major issues
media  news  journalism  globalism 
march 2008 by tysone
What's really wrong with newspapers: Rogue Columnist
The biggest problem had nothing to do with the newsrooms. It was the collapse of an unsustainable business model. Simply put: Sending miniskirted saleswomen out to sell ads at confiscatory rates to lecherous old car dealers and appliance-store owners.
business  journalism  media  newspaper 
february 2008 by tysone
Technology Review: "You Don't Understand Our Audience"
What I learned about network television at Dateline NBC.
journalism  media 
january 2008 by tysone
TED | Talks | Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law (video)
Larry Lessig pins down the key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property laws, and reveals how bad laws beget bad code.
culture  technology  copyright  media 
november 2007 by tysone

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