The New Media Melange

The planet has been dropped into a digital blender. Everything is being digitized, up to and including your sex organs. The media are mutating. A new mix is emerging. Newspapers are fading after a 500 year run. Broadcast media suck. Radio and TV are on the net. Podcasts and blogs will likely last as long as Usenet. The rentier class is desperately trying to maintain control of their 'intellectual property'. DRM, copy control, legal mechanisms, international treaties all are in play. Information still wants to be free. What's next?

In this context, I am tracking several themes:

Miscellaneous Media

Patterns of Change

Networks, Connectivity, Hardware, Software, IPv6

EBooks, ETexts - Sources

EBooks, ETexts - News

Last modified March 15, 2014