Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Great Curve

Torrential amounts of material to process this week.
Here are some not to be missed items

Who killed the newspaper?
From The Economist

Music Reborn
The cover story in this months Wired magazine?

Google, eBay sign commerce deal

Marketplace Report: Google-eBay Ad Deal
NPR Report

The digital diet
Spending 30 days without traditional media, I wanted to learn which was more important — the medium or the message.
By Amy L. Webb

Internet, TV are no rivals: Google
(Excerpt) The rise of the internet is as revolutionary as the invention of the printing press, a senior Google Inc. executive said on Saturday - but old media like television should not fear it.

Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search products and user experience, told an audience at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that the internet innovator was television's friend, not its rival.

"We're computer scientists," she said. "We're not brilliant storytellers or content creators." (Excerpt end)

I am dumbfounded by the statements quoted above. That sort of gaslighting in the face of obvious empirical evidence to the contrary is usually reserved for politics. The people commenting on digg didn't fail to see how silly this is.
Internet, TV are no rivals: Google

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