Newspapers gone by 2022 says futurist

That's the title of an article about futurist Ross Dawson in yesterday's The Australian. I disagree with the prediction, and was all set to disprove it. But the body of the article doesn't have the same extreme predictions. In fact, when you filter out the reporter we find that his predictions are actually rather mild. This in particular caught my eye:

"Media revenues will soar but will be unevenly distributed,'' he said.

"Yet established media organisations will need to reinvent themselves to participate in that growth.

"More sophisticated news readers will be foldable, or rollable, gesture-controlled and fully interactive,'' he said.

Isn't that prediction rather obvious? Do you really need a futurist to tell you we're in a time of upheaval? I would have thought everyone would have noticed by now.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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