How in the world can 21% think print media won't be around in ten years time???
Magazines will be around, but conservatives will quit buying news papers which will cause most of them to go under.
@Mikey: What the HELL does Ballmer have to do with this question you jackass Apple fanboy.
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LOL I am NOT a baby boomer and I LOVE printed media...(to whoever said that STRANGE comment that baby boomers are the only ones that like printed media up there...THAT IS WEIRD). No hand held device will ever replace the slick feel of a magazine, the smell of book pages, etc.
We will have electronic papers and we will cash monthly for the "electronic newspapers".
Mikey, Jay and others who may have misinterpretted the question. They are talking about the news media, not books, magazines, or even rags like the Enquirer. I don't think, hopefully, they'll be around in ten years. All the newspapers that can be purchased by subscription or at the news stand you can subscribe to on your computer! This is the way the news will be sent. It's faster and for sure you can see what different newspapers are sayng and which news writers are trying to sway the pupblec with their take on things. HOPEfully we will get the TRUTH finally and the TV media will have to be more impartial to their reporting.
As long as the Baby Boomers are alive, print will be as well. The next generation has no desire for it.
Dear Mr Macrunch. I don't believe anyone is interested in your toileting habits. I nearly vomited reading your "Stuff"
Print media will stay.. I see people printing out news from the internet to read. Why do they do that? Of-course they find it much easier reading out of a paper than off the monitor. To say that print media will ever be out because of the internet is entirely wrong in my opinion.
10 yrs from now i think print media is still there and it should be.not everybody can afford to have this media on air, can have internet in their homes.when theres no print media, its really very hard for the people who do not know all about computers.so with the print media , it is really a big help for the people who are not really well off. at least they can still have news of whats happening in town okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk??????????????? thats only my humble thoughts folks byeeeeeeeeeeeeee
There are so many reasons why both "predictions" are silly, that I don't even know where to start. I have been using personal computers for 35 years, starting at Xerox PARC, and I continue to read newspapers, magazines & books on PAPER, at least as much as I read news, documents & whatever else on screens. My prediction is that paper will disappear only when displays behave just like paper, which OLED might do one day. But certainly not in 5 years... And print business models willl adapt & evolve, because I believe I am not the only person in the world willing to pay for quality PRINTED media.
Print media will definitely be around, but perhaps to a reduced degree, especially with innovations such as the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader rolling out now. Also, there have been some controversies raised as to the differences in online advertising and newspaper ads. If everyone opts for online advertising, newspapers will definitely dwindle in popularity. Not only that, slowly more and more people are going towards RSS.
Pretty bold statement for Big Boss???
Any proof of this revolution?
My money is on it still being around. And agreed about the business models. One for example: free college textbooks... avbl online for free and cheap in print. A new business model on an outdated business currently dominated by behemoths that dont have the agility to stay current. Specifically, www.flatworldknowledge.com is interesting.
Of course print will still be around... there are still a ton of people without email addresses. They are not going to move exclusively to digital in under 10 years. This is Africa!
Print media will never go away. I recognize that "never" is an absolute. No one media type works for everyone, for every situation. You may like an eBook, but, for me, part of the experience in reading fine literature is the feel of the paper as I turn the page. Coffee and the New York Times online on a Sunday morning just isn't special.
Today's "new media" will be old media in five years. Mashups of various media--some of which are not yet in an embryonic stage--will be the norm.
Imagine the mashup of print with virtual media. A "nanochip" embedded in "Vogue" allows the reader to see the fashion models walk down the runway. The Sunday NYT's crossword puzzle giving you clues -- but only when you ask for them. By 2012, computer scientists will be experimenting with it. By 2017, you'll be able to purchase it -- though on the pricey side.
Paper will never go away. Like email, it will augment traditional and nontraditional forms of communicative media. The core is human communication, not the media by which it is transported.
I still bring my paper to the toilet when I shit. So, I won't stop shitting in the next 10 years until the day I kick my bucket.
It definitely stays on.
Print will still be around to a degree. It will be much reduced though.
As for books, I can't see myself preferring to buy an electronic book over a hard book. What happens when you get the odd blackout? What about the visual appeal of your book collection in your living room? Whilst Amazon and other companies would like you to believe curling up with your kindle is akin to curling up with a proper book, it won't be the same.
I like sitting on a float in my swimming pool, reading a book or magazine during these lazy days of summer. Am I ever going to take my Macbook out there? No. I like taking a book to read into restaurants occasionally. Take a laptop and charger there to read, and maybe spill soup in the keyboard? I think not. Print will still be around when they are chiseling Balmer's info onto his tombstone
Balmer should spend more time trying to predict when the last PC/Windows user is going to toss in the towel and go over to Apple - then HE could start seriously worrying.
Will Balmer be around in five years when they finally launch Windows 7 bloatware?