A journalism revolution

Here's a great blog entry by Clay Shirky about the future of journalism. He points out that when you're living through a revolution, the people pointing out what's happening are regarded as radicals, while the people who ignore it are thought of as pragmatists, when it's really the other way round. He also points out that during a revolution, nobody can see what the world be like afterwards - you just need to try lots of things and see what works.

this quote gets to the core of a lot of the issues we're facing today:

It makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem.