Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What's ahead.............................?

The mailman just dropped off the latest The Economist.  This issue is dedicated to "The World in 2014."  Don't you just love predictions?   Here are a few excerpts from the essay on "YourTube":

"But in 2014 online video will become a more influential cultural force, changing conversations, communities and what people watch."

"The internet has made people expect that they can access entertainment on their terms:  if someone were to make a reality-television show about media consumers today, it would be called, 'Instant Gratification.'  Binge viewing, in which the square-eyed audiences (no longer at the mercy of programmers' line-ups) watch multiple episodes or entire seasons in single settings, is becoming common.  Netflix actively indulges consumers' gluttony by putting whole seasons of its new shows online all at once.  More people will spend weekends without leaving the house, mesmerised by their monitors."

Well, I'm glad we have something to look forward to.............

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