An interesting article that suggests that “New Media” was oversold. It was also undermined by the telopolies that promised optical fiber to the home, but delivered POTS and got out-maneuvered by cable. Still, I’m posting this on a 50.2 kb dial-up. I don;t think “New Media” runs on old copper. However, I do think that collaboration and community and social software may be the NBT, perhaps the New Media we didn’t know we were waiting for. ‘New Media’: Ready for the Dustbin of History?. “The digital age held out the potential for a genuinely “new media.” But is the World Wide Web only good for shopping and searching?” By Steve Lohr. [New York Times: Technology]
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