July 28, 2009
'Maybe Media Won't Be a Job At All'
In the past, the media was a full-time job. But maybe the media is going to be a part-time job. Maybe media won’t be a job at all, but will instead be a hobby.
Backing up, I love how Anderson comes into this Spiegel interview with guns-ablazing:
SPIEGEL: Mr. Anderson, let’s talk about the future of journalism.
Anderson: This is going to be a very annoying interview. I don’t use the word journalism.
SPIEGEL: Okay, how about newspapers? They are in deep trouble both in the United States and worldwide.
Anderson: Sorry, I don’t use the word media. I don’t use the word news. I don’t think that those words mean anything anymore. They defined publishing in the 20th century. Today, they are a barrier. They are standing in our way, like a horseless carriage.
SPIEGEL: Which other words would you use?
Anderson: There are no other words.
Awesome! (Update: Apparently I am the only one who thought this was awesome. That’s OK.)
There’s a great comment thread growing out of Matt’s fun-is-free post—it’s worth checking in.