Ed Driscoll

Spotting The Icebergs--15 Years Ago

Back in February of 2007, as old media seemed to be peddling faster and faster to stay afloat and its tone seemed to quickly become even more hysteric than usual, I asked if the media’s Red Queen’s Race had begun–and indeed it had. In Slate, Jack Shafer writes that Michael Crichton–who knows a thing or two about dinosaurs facing extinction–predicted its death rattle 15 years ago:

In 1993, novelist Michael Crichton riled the news business with a Wired magazine essay titled “Mediasaurus,” in which he prophesied the death of the mass media