[opendtv] Re: BizReport: New report reveals viewing on a TV set an 'and' not an 'or'
- From: Craig Birkmaier <brewmastercraig@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:54:14 -0400
On Jun 17, 2017, at 7:36 PM, Manfredi, Albert E
Correct. And I disagreed with the article's rather uninspired and mundane
take on things. Much like saying, it's not true that the car has replaced the
horse and buggy. The car has only augmented the horse and buggy. It runs out,
76% of survey responders have taken a horse and buggy ride at some time in
their lives (mostly tourist tours). Wow, what a meaningful statistic, eh?
The article was neither uninspired nor mundane. It made a very simple point:
We are consuming media content across a range of new screens, but we are not
abandoning legacy media.
We are ADDING new screens and ways to consume the same content that was once
limited to legacy distribution techniques. The Gainesville Sun is still
published and printed every day; but I only access the online version. Bert
likes to quote articles from TV Technology, which still offers a print version
to subscribers - but he prefers the convenience of online access.
IN BOTH OF THESE EXAMPLES WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT PRINT JOURNALISM - it is
It's a silly argument, Craig. The TV set, as a large display, is still very
much in play. The printed medium is instead in decline. Yes, if you go to a
restaurant, you will usually see a printed menu. So many respondents will
indeed still be using print media on occasion. That doesn't change the bigger
Can you read Bert?
The answer is an obvious YES.
But comprehension is another issue.
Printed words on a screen are still words, no different than those printed on
paper. In case you had not noticed Bert, we still use a ton of paper in this
The Feds are running around looking for the printed copies of memos created on
a FBI computer leaked to the print media...
Your beloved Internet is a HUGE print medium!
Not true, unless you like to indulge in nonsensical word games, just for the
sake of arguing. The Internet is no more a print medium than radio is records
Not word games Bert.
The Internet can obviously do more than just text; we've created thousands of
WORDS in this forum discussing how the Infrastructure for the Internet has had
to evolved (including broadband), to enable the Internet to deliver new forms
of content including audio and video. I still remember when it took a long
time to download a JPEG image.
You can use a speech to text app to talk to Google, but you are still entering
WORDS, and the results provided by Google are still words, which hyperlinks to
So what is the TV used for other than watching TV programming
Certainly both of the above, plus watching recorded or online movies. And
even if the TV set was only used to watch "episodic TV programming," it
continues to be used for that by many people, and there's more episodic TV
programming available than ever, thanks to the new OTT sites.
So what you are saying is that TV screens can be used in many ways - Monty just
posted an article about using a TV as a less expensive (but less capable)
computer monitor. But you agree that the main function for a TV is watching TV
I think we may be at a "breakthrough moment" here.
So, to belabor the obvious again, where the print medium is being used much
less in terms of, say, hours per day, the TV set is not. It's rather trite to
quote a statistic that shows that many people have ever seen a printed page.
No. Paper is being used much less than it was when it was the primary way to
distribute the printed WORD. But WORDs are not going away...
Except perhaps in our public schools where far too many students never learn
how to read...
Ever hear of E-mail, texting, or Facebook?
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