The first wave of blogs were tech-focused, and then for whatever
reason, they turned to politics next. And so Web 2.0-style political
coverage has had a decade to mature into its current state. What’s
happened with technology and politics is happening elsewhere too,
just on a different timetable. Sports, business, reviews of movies,
books, restaurants – all the staples of the old newspaper format are
proliferating online. There are more perspectives; there is more
depth and more surface now. And that’s the new growth. It’s only
In fact, I think in the long run, we’re going to look back at many
facets of old media and realize that we were living in a desert
disguised as a rain forest.
He starts the piece by recalling just how hard it was to come by Mac and Apple-related news when he was in college in 1987 — you were pretty much stuck waiting for two-month-old news from Macworld once a month. Imagine not hearing any real details about this past week’s iPhone OS 3.0 announcement until, say, the third week of May.