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[ NNSquad ] The Head of Google News on the Future of News

The Head of Google News on the Future of News

http://j.mp/IQpiW4  (MIT)

    He starts with his main point: The pace of technological change
    will not abate, and to think of our current time as a transition
    between two eras, rather than a continuum of change, is a mistake.
    There has been tremendous disruption in journalism, but there are
    upsides:  everyone has a printing press, there are no gatekeepers
    [or at least new gatekeepers], and journalism can and will be
    better than in the past.

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The point about our being in a technology (and policy) *continuum* is
critically important to understand.  Most of the details that we sweat
over every day in these realms will likely be relegated to background
footnotes in the future -- if that.  It has always been that way with
technology.  Keeping our contributions to the "whole" in mind, would
seem a useful community-positive approach.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
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