Empty Days

Tuesday, July 13, 2004



On change - dinosaurs and fairies.

I accidentally found this tech-wiz guy who consistently says sensible things on the economics of hi-tech. Snippet (on the decline of newspapers vs internet):
But I don't think you can teach the dinosaurs to survive. The decline will be long and slow, and in fact the slowness of the decline will be what makes it impossible to bring about change in the industry. A sudden crisis might bring a creative response. Slow death won't.
He also says that e-books are a losing concept vs paper-books - which is exactly true but for some reason people are still running around trying to further this nonsense. I suppose it's "good for business" - a hefty measure of nonsense is always present in the money-tech world we inhabit.

It's helpful to remember that 99% of creative tech-wiz types grew up on reading enormous quantities of science-fiction. This is the kind of low-life literature that makes them dream. Most of them are not very intelligent - despite being scientifically ingenious.

In a way this is hilarious - in another way it's deathly sad. Ship of fools is a fitting title.





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