Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Odds are, One Day You Will Not Get Your News/Information in Print or On Your Computer

2009 -

Hyper-Local information - Point your smart phone at a building, take a picture and receive every piece of data available on that building.

"We're finding that an increasing number of young people are getting their news from smartphones," says Geeta Dayal, a Ford Foundation Fellow who teaches a class on mobile phones and journalism at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. "And the more people use their phones to access information, the more they want to know what's happening where they are right now."Imagine the face recognition applications.

Picking someone up at the bar will be wild - aim, shoot, download everything - Facebook, Twitter name, blog, work website, phone, email addy - even background checks.

No need to exchange business cards, simply snap a pic and rock and roll.

No print, all your output presented on bended plastic, not bio-mass.

"We're finding that an increasing number of young people are getting their news from smartphones," says Geeta Dayal, a Ford Foundation Fellow who teaches a class on mobile phones and journalism at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. "And the more people use their phones to access information, the more they want to know what's happening where they are right now."

I suggest a day when there is very little being printed at all.

As we know, the primary reason for print media is cheap portability - but cheap comes with a cost - static versus dynamic, old news versus late breaking, news/information for everyone, edited by strangers versus custom and personal- analog versus digital.

Submitted for your consideration, a "Minority Report" view from Microsoft.

In this world of 2019, there is no "print", no CPC, CPI or MPS.

Caution - when you think you see a newspaper, you are seeing an iteration of the Kindle.

Enjoy.

Inspiration Here.
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2 comments:

  1. Yup. News-now will be the phone. But yesterday's news will probably stay in print, exactly because it doesn't change.

    The bug turns into a feature. A print document can be shared with friends, family and supervisors.
    The printed contract instead of the email.

    Print is the quiet media that sits still so you can think about it.

    Imagine how cool it would be to do some of your awesome blog posts in a print version to send to suspects . Or to sit around on a desk, until that too busy being busy person has a second, sees a photo or headline and stuffs into the pocket on the way to lunch or the bathroom,

    Or how cool it would be for a high school kid to get a newsletter that was just about the Battle of Gettysburg or the latest in Cognitive Science.

    Phones are good. Print is good. It's all good.

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  2. Michael J -

    Your quote - "...Print is the quiet media that sits still so you can think about it..."

    Is quite romantic.

    I believe that as "electronic" media, Kindles, holograms,whatever, become more prevalent, the printed word - on paper - will be even more valuable.

    Books in hard copy, will once again be cherished.

    Good comment, keep coming back.

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