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The Unthinkable

August 27th, 2009 by admin | 2 Comments

The Unthinkable

John Plunkett of the UK Guardian¬† writes here about a subject near and dear to the hearts of newspapers these days. The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, has predicted that “almost all” news organisations will be charging for online content within a year. Its a pretty savvy article recognizing that financial papers like the Financial [...]


Gude’s Law

January 21st, 2009 by admin | 4 Comments

Gude’s Law

¬† The roos were indifferent as usual, even to Gude’s Law. As I contemplate Obama’s inauguration what comes up for me in terms of Newmediatheory is the theme I have been discussing in recent posts. How new technological environments make us collectively and individually numb as we struggle to come to terms with a new [...]


Turmoil In the Cloud

November 12th, 2008 by admin | No Comments

Turmoil In the Cloud

In my last post I quoted McLuhan’s description of how, after a period of numbness, the emergence of a new media leads to the eventual creation of new forms. For example, the printing press led to new forms such as the novel or the newspaper. The quote is worth repeating because catches the significance of [...]


Numbness McLuhan Style

October 29th, 2008 by admin | 1 Comment

Numbness McLuhan Style

I have noticed recently that the debate among journalists has sharpened and begun to more directly engage the changes caused by the impact of the Internet on their profession. The continued decline in advertising revenue and circulation at newspapers and consequent job losses appears to me to be is the most dramatic factor driving the [...]


Purpose

I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.

Email

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