May 12, 2003
The NY Times' Steve Lohr Ta...
The NY Times' Steve Lohr Takes a Swipe at New Media:
[T]wo things succeed commercially on the World Wide Web: searching (like Google and Yahoo) and shopping (like Amazon.com and eBay).
Is that what the digital revolution has come to?
Then J.D. Lasica gets all up in Lohr's shit
Posted by at May 12, 2003 06:19 PM
Lohr also made some broad generalizations about the internet boom that were just wrong, particularly when he implied that just as of late people had figured out that the internet was good for e-commerce and not media (if that's so, where is Pets.com, and how come blogger is chugging alone). The whole piece read like an attempt at self-fulfilling prophesy; "If I write, it will be true."
Old Story - "Digital Media Will Destroy TV and Print!"
New Story - "Digital Media is Complete Failure!"
I know: "Digital Media Slowly Filling Underserved Niches" Oh, wait, that one doesn't have an exclaimation mark. Never mind.