Originally Posted by newlife
We are living in a twilight zone. When I discovered the World Wide Web back in the 90's, I had thought that this tool would free us from the asymmetrical level of knowledge that harmed the masses. What we're learning is that the World Wide Web has in fact increased ignorance due to the barrage of well planned marketing ploys. The average American now wants to put MORE MONEY into "mental health". The average American believes that its the lack of mental care that brought us to where we are now. . . but anybody in the industry, or anybody with firsthand experience will tel you that it's the mental health industry itself that brought us to where we are today. Absolutely awful. Maddening.
True, however, many people see the WWW as the modern Gutenberg press.
Electronic Publishing and the Internet Reformation
By Anthony Wile
Mike King of The Motley Fool tells us of "more large falls in newspaper circulation." This is an ongoing story but one that King flips around in a recent article on the subject. "Offsetting the decline, digital sales of newspapers appear to be rising," he writes, citing the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) release.
For King this is a bright spot, presumably because he thinks mainstream US newspapers are worth saving. I'm not so sure, nor am I sure that what King sees constitutes a significant reversal. Let's return to King's analysis. He writes:
Metropolitan daily newspapers posted an average 6.5% fall in the September quarter, while national newspaper circulation fell 5.5%. That's the 27th consecutive quarter of falling circulation.