There will always be print media. People like having something to hold and read. It's not easy to sit on the crapper and read from a laptop, magazines are much easier to deal with! : )
also, hasn't this argument been shot down before when the big "OMG, email is going to replace paper mail" deal went down. The bottom line is folks like mail, they like holding it and reading it. I get junk mail, i still open it and read it and throw it away because it came to me in the mailbox. : )
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It sounds great in theory but in practice we still need that killer app or device. When Amazon released the Kindle with its integrated wireless 3g internet access and subscriptions available to most popular newspapers and magazines I thought wow they are on to something. The device itself isn't that great but if they get the device right or make the subscriptions available on your smartphone hmmm.. could get interesting no?
Print media has been decreasing recently and likely will decrease more, but to think that there will be no print media at all in only 10 years is a bad guess.
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Crisis Causer:Print media has been decreasing recently and likely will decrease more, but to think that there will be no print media at all in only 10 years is a bad guess.
without print media what would we ever do during flights before the plane gets to 10,000ft?
I think the main catalyst is from the Internet. This has caused a lot of US newspapers to stop printing. There just seems to be way too many newspapers in print. Same goes for all thank junk in the grocery check out lane. I don't need 5+ magazines following the same celebrity breaking news story that I don't care about. It is just too much. I don't think we need this many choices in the print media. A decline if fine in my opinion. Not sure if it will die out in 10 years. It is always hard to forecast the future. 10 years is very long in the tech world and something may come up that would prove Ballmer right. I mean, computers have gotten cheaper and cheaper throughout the years and becoming more powerful. Same thing could happen to the tablet/slate/iPad market. Or maybe even a super cheap e-reader in 10 years.
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