Blogs have been around for quite a while now and we do still seem to have a variety of newspapers and magazines available.
That said there’s no doubt that the print media dominance has been severely eroded.
I’ve talked before about how the number of readers of print media has been dropping for several years now.
Will print media actually die off though?
Personally I can’t believe it will.
I suspect that what may happen is that we will move to print on demand. Something that everyone was trumpeting as the way forward back in the 1970’s.
Although then I think people probably believed papers would be delivered as though from a fax machine.
And Yet the Kindle…
Apparently Kindle owners rave about their beloved reader. Maybe its technology is a really great replacement for the printed word.
And of course as developers continue to work on the foldable screen pretty soon we wont need to heft a book sized object around. Instead we’ll be able to carry round a folded up piece of paper that when spread out instantly show you what was there previously or allows you to download other stories or information.
What About the IPad?
Of course the iPad is pretty to look and again all its users are full of praise for this laptop killer. And yet is the screen as good as that used for the printed word?
Maybe not yet, although with the convergence of technology the type of screen we get with the Kindle may find its way onto the iPad 3.
Obviously it begins to look as though it wont be the blogs, Twitter, Facebook and all the other lovely social media that kills off newsprint.
It’s going to be whether the technology can replace newsprint with something equally easy to read and as convenient.