From The Nieman Journalism Lab: ‘An Oral History Of The Epic Collision Between Journalism And Digital Technology, From 1980 To The Present’

Full piece here.

Via Anthony De Rosa’s excellent tumblr site.

Check out Circa.

New technology comes raining down into your life all the time, so how are you managing it in order to get news and information?   Which other people are you looking to manage it for you?

How does this change with whom you might associate, which job you take, what’s true and important, and finally, how define your life in a Constitutional Republic with a representative democracy? (Ok, had to get that last part in there)

Great read.

Interesting times.

Jerry Pournelle saw some of this coming back in 1979!  Here he is predicting with surprising accuracy how the WWW and computing technology might revolutionize publishing.

Butterfly collars.  Cigarettes on air.  Those were the days:


Related On This Site:  Technology changing how and why we congregate, and perhaps eroding the civic glue?: Adam Garfinkle At The American Interest-’Hey, You’re Truly Unlimited: Didn’t You Know?’

Charlie Martin At PJ Media: ‘Could Amazon and Jeff Bezos Make the Washington Post Profitable?’…‘Sorry, Jeff Bezos, the News Bundle Isn’t Coming Back

Michael Kinsley At The New Republic Via Althouse: ‘A Q & A With Jill Abramson’

From Slate: “Newsweek Has Fallen And Can’t Get Up”

A Few Thoughts On Blogging-Chris Anderson At Wired: ‘The Long Tail’

From The Atlantic: “Information May Want To Be Free. But Not Journalism”..Jack Shafer At Slate: ‘Nonprofit Journalism Comes At A Cost’From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Via Sound Politics: Why Did The PI Die? 

From The Economist: ‘No News Isn’t Good News’

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