Throwback #4: Extinction

An interview I did with the writer/photographer Rosamond Purcell for CNN.com in August 1999. Unfortunately a lot of the interview was cut and the editor focused on the description of the book to support the photo gallery – their choice, not mine, but that’s what editors are supposed to do, make choices. This interview was …

The Future of Media Consumption, Part 3

Streaming Media – it’s time to get personal. Before I dive into this topic, I feel the need to define a few basic terms, at least in terms of how I use them. In the streaming ecosystem, there are streaming services, streaming devices, and streaming apps. This is in addition to all the bits and …

The Future of Media Consumption, Part 2

Linear TV is Going Places. First, the bad news: Cord-cutting is accelerating, audience measurement methodology is in flux, networks are dying, and pay TV companies like DISH, Verizon Fios, and others, continue to do battle with content providers over subscriber fees (which never seem to go down). Let’s take these one at at time, starting …

The Future of Media Consumption, Part 1

Theaters Aren’t Dead – Yet. I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of media consumption. What are we going to watch, where will we watch it, and what does that mean for content providers, service providers, and content creators. For some parts of the media industry, the Golden Age is just beginning, while for …