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March 18, 2005

Printed media in the digital age

In keeping with the theme discussed in an earlier essay, its useful to note that technology moves faster than social change. So as a result, companies are scrambling to deal with the consequences of the digital era. Traditional media outlets have been hardest hit. In an earlier post, I described the impact on television and its scramble to protect its so-called intellectual property. Well, the newspapers are now faced with the same dilemna. Googlewill soon begin archiving works that have expired copyright. So, next it will be libraries that will have to scramble to innovate.
Brewster Kahle discusses libraries and their value proposition.

The article below describes some of the issues that printed media faces, as it tries to contend with the Digital Era.
Can Papers End the Free Ride Online ?

Posted by AG at March 18, 2005 2:00 AM