In the beginning was the word … well, maybe … maybe it was a symbol?
Whichever, it started in the mist of early human history in a number of places around the same time (maybe at Babel?) and generated a long, winding trail that has run from one human communicating to another (or more) with something more than a grunt or a gesture to today’s cacophony of an accelerating media revolution.
That’s what this blog (and maybe book) will trace.
As a close observer, sometime chronicler of and sometime participant in the growth of modern media for half a century I’ve been transfixed by the ever-accelerating changes in the modern international media landscape. One day over-the-top video by legacy players in the video media mix is a long shot -- the next morning it’s here, and by tomorrow, its yesterday.
So it’s hard enough to keep up with the moment-by-moment news generation -- but to predict what’s next? Close to impossible.
Still, we can make some very good guesses about the future of media, which certainly beats operating blind. To make those guesses, I believe you need to start at the beginning. In short, you can’t know where you’re going until you know and understand from whence you came.