It's old news these days, most of us knowing well that certain industries have suffered with the rise of digital media. From the news papers to how film is distributed. I'm not talking about pirates sailing the proxies, but general business models that have radically changed how we gather our entertainment and news. Was it ever truly the internet's fault? Or is is most likely the fault of an industry unwilling to adapt.
Most of us will a computer, smart phone, tablet etc all have the ability to get news and weather at any time. Some claimed this is bringing the downfall of printed media and are saddened and outraged. Yet I can't help but notice that failing companies who have embraced the new tech have found a way to hang on, and in some cases flourish. Several of them have partnered with content mills and other web-based freelance writing sites to fill out their pages with greater ease than they would in house. Lets not forget that the printed word did in the criers and runners that were the standard before it.
The Film and music industry has both damned and embraced the new technology. Though one may argue that they still drag their heels periodically, and tend to be the most vocal about how “ wrong “ it is when a new album is released and makes more money through virtual transactions than sold copies via CD. The film industry still plays cautiously itself. I dont think anymore that it's the nets fault at all- more companies complacent with the old ways of doing things unwilling to embrace a new approach. Yes, it will take time, effort and an altering of how things work, but not doing them is adding another notch in the noose that has been being prepared since the inception of the first digital “ message board”