Exploding media: distribution
: I have seen the prototype for the future of TV and it is my son’s PSP (bought with his own hard-earned money, I might add).
Doc Searls said that the iPod is a prototype for the future of radio. As the transistor led to the transistor radio and that led to rock ‘n’ roll, so the iPod is a prototype for a future when we get any programming we want anywhere anytime (now it’s downloaded but soon enough it will be on-demand via ubiquitious broadband).
That made sense for me with radio. I was willing to preach the same sermon about TV but didn’t fully believe that gospel because I hadn’t seen a hybrid device that would make TV worth watching (that is, there’s little value to watching TV on a phone; you might as well just listen).
Well, the PSP screen is magnificent and now, already, content is being distributred to it. Here’s a NY Times story about this and here are two PaidContent links about it.