Antony Mayfield's blog
New media meets old: Riepl up and start again?
New media meets old: Riepl up and start again?

New media meets old: Riepl up and start again?

Image: iPad: channel media's new face or Grim Riepl'er (sorry)

Talking about TV yesterday, I should have mentioned Riepl’s law, which the providence of the serendipity engine had delivered unto me via Boing Boing and Beyond the Beyond:

…new, further developed types of media never replace the existing modes of media and their usage patterns. Instead, a?convergence takes place in their field, leading to a different way and field of use for these older forms.

Bruce doubts that’s true this time around. Me, I think it is true for TV, but for newspapers it is replacement time. Magazines and books will be assimilated, as they say…