Ed Driscoll

The Shape Of News To Come

Since late November of 2004, I’ve linked several times to a multimedia Flash presentation on the future of journalism. Among many other predictions, it forecasted that the New York Times would go offline in 2014, focusing their efforts on placting their sclerotic elite and elderly core readers who prefer their news on dead tree. Needless to say, the Gray Lady, beginning with her TimesSelect program, is doing its damndest to make that prediction come true–as I noted in September.

La Shawn Barber posts that the News From 2014 has been pushed back a year to 2015, and updated to reflect last year’s technological developments. She also links to this Onion satire which came all-too-true last week:

Google Announces Plan To Destroy
All Information It Can’t Index