Monday, November 09, 2009

It's Just Not Fair!

"It's just not fair!" you can hear the bustling workers bitterly complaining as one huge newspaper after another takes a nosedive into today's mud of Agincourt: obsolesence and bankruptcy. The television networks and stations are right behind them. The paradigm has shifted. The worm has turned. Charles Fort would say it isn't time to newspaper any more. Before too much longer those giant presses will be so much junk.

Medieval aristocrats couldn't uninvent the Welsh longbow, the clothyard arrow, or the gray goose flock. A lot of people today would like to uninvent the Internet. But any individual can now communicate with any other individual all over the planet, and it's too late to stop. Mess with the 'Net as it is, it will simply morph into something else.

That's a very, very, very good thing.

And just not fair at all.
No it ain't.


Full essay.