novelty: thoughts

new = good
then as it becomes more available, it becomes harder to be good.

When there were only 1000 videos on the net, they were a big deal. Now there are billions and what people watch are mostly professionally produced (like TV clips).

apples and oranges
newspapers didn’t go away when radio came in
radio didn’t go away when television came in
but newspapers may go away because the internet will do what newspapers do, in the same alphabetic sense– and the advertising situation is an issue
local newspapers are dying, but they have been for years.

So… all this came from “The End of the Essay.” Is it really the end of the essay or are we just adding a new dimension?

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