New healthcare and new light bulbs in the US in 2014?! Oh my, what is the world coming to? ;)
The resignation of Microsoft’s CEO is also an acknowledgement: The computer world changed, and Microsoft hasn’t.
An era has ended, no matter how you feel about the man personally. This is a good read, looking back at how Microsoft got to where it’s at today.
Also, the graphs in this piece are as nice as the writing. The headline is more sensational then the work itself.
Companies change with the times, and newspapers are no different. But they are now emerging in a strong position.
I agree with Caroline’s takeaway here – newspapers aren’t going away. (Full disclosure, she ran WPNI, while I was there.)
I think another major point, which she hints at when she talks about “the role that print advertising once played,” is that papers traditionally operated at large profit margins. They can’t do that any longer, and for some, the shift is to dramatic to survive. Clearly, certain papers and certain owners will make that shift. She’s suggesting the up tick might be nearer than it seems.
MMOs shutdown all the time. But it’s also something we have to deal with in any tech field. Sometimes things you build work and sometimes they don’t, and then you have to figure out what to do with the site or tech when you move on to something else.
This article outlines what Glitch did so well in it’s shutdown, but these ideas could apply well for any of us. Approaches like “play it straight” and “close the door softly while opening a new one” could really be true for any web site or piece of code.