posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 01:55 PM
reply to post by Unity_99
You're absolutely right Unity.
The free web replaced Television just as Television replaced radio. Sure the Biggies of right now will still be around, just like TV and radio and
newspapers, but only long enough for those generations to live out their lives.
When my Dad was in his prime, it was Radio all the way. When I was in my prime, it was Television that babysat us all. And now, more and more (and
perhaps unfortunately), it's the "Free Internet" who has taken the reigns, and even if it IS all "Lord of the Flies" parenting, it's still the
only way free info is possible, and it's where this generation and a half is spending their time and creativity.
There are whole generations who never knew what life was like without the web, and they ALL know where the free stuff is...just talk to one of
them...if you can get passed the uninhibited anonymous-driven attitudes.
If there's anything we should have learned over the last 30 years of web, it should be that NOTHING is too big to be at least 90% replaceable and
forgotten...including the Google/YouTube/ATS generation's idea of entertainment and information.
There are already many, MANY things in the wings, just waiting for monumental mistakes to be made by their perceived competition. And THEY are
watching like hawks.