BoSacks: No B.S.: Publishing and Change: The game has just begun.
Our children no longer have to memorize and know things by rote, because they can look up anything in seconds. And the information they can gather can be as complex and detailed or as simple as the situation demands. So, in a strange way, knowing less is a defense to the total saturation of available information that surrounds us. Is it possible that what some pundits call increased attention deficit disorder is a skill set that is actually a newly acquired and underappreciated ability to survive new media's continued overload?
We have the brightest of futures before us, and this is just the beginning; it is only one out and a whole game is before us. PE
Bob Sacks (aka BoSacks) is a publishing industry consultant and president of The Precision Media Group (BoSacks.com). He also is co-founder of research company mediaIDEAS (MediaIdeas.net), and publisher and editor of a daily, international e-newsletter, Heard on the Web.