Friday, June 6, 2008

The End of Print Media

Steve Ballmer predicts the end of printed media in 10 years. "there will be no media consumption left in 10 years that is not delivered over an IP network." I guess you wind up saying things like that when you force yourself to repeat "I will not underestimate the Internet" 100 times a day.

If this is true, I wonder if that will lead to better (portable and stationary) electronic displays or a huge jump in the home printer business.

On the content production side, I wonder if content will still initially be produced for a print format (creating print-ready PDF using InDesign/K4) or in more presentation neutral contribution environment (like classic the web content management model).