Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Failed Promise of Digital Content: a recap

The public Internet arrived on the scene in the early 1990s with a lot of promise. Since then, it has revolutionized commerce, communications and entertainment.
But there have been bumps on the path to the libraries of content available anywhere and anytime that people were promised.
Over the last two years, I have written about the shortcomings of the Internet when it comes to content – music, video, documents, etc.
Here is an index of the first 20 parts of the series “The Failed Promise of Digital Content.”

Part 1: Music
Part 2: Video
Part 3: Newspapers and magazines
Part 4: Books
Part 5: Web content
Part 6: Embarrassing videos and photos
Part 7: Yahoo
Part 8: NBC videos featuring Conan O’Brien gone
Part 9: Google as a modern day Library of Alexandria
Part 10: Magazine cover stories
Part 11: Hulu
Part 12: Specialty websites sometimes don’t last
Part 13: Magazine covers a dying art form
Part 14: Erroneous information on the web
Part 15: Digital culture means less public culture
Part 16: Digital culture timeline
Part 17: Good TV shows locked in studio vaults
Part 18: TV shows not available on DVD or streaming
Part 19: Web services can disappear with little warning
Part 20: Web videos tend to expire

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