Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Boston Media Catching Up & Running Ahead of the Times

It seems as though the media in Boston are turning more and more to new technological mediums to get the news across. Before long you will be able to catch the news whenever you want it, where you want it and how you want it.

Some of the outlets are finding that adding this option for their audience isn't as expensive as they might have once thought and it is gaining them viewers; if you can call them viewers...not sure as they may just be listening. Let's just say 'audience'.

We are certainly becoming more and more of a demanding society, aren't we? Sure, I like my On Demand as much as the next person (more even, if I've missed a Sopranos episode!). But what is this saying about us as a society? We are increasingly becoming a people who say, "I want it over here not there; I want it now, not in 10 minutes and I don't want it tomorrow, I want it now".

What is that teaching the next generation? I, personally, think there will be a lot of impatient people running around, especially if they don't get x, y or z in 1 minute or less. Maybe a lot of angry people, too, if they don't get their way right now! That is not a good thing. Yes, technology is good. Advances are good. But, sometimes slowing down and taking a breather or feeling anticipation for something is the best thing. You know...'good things come to those who wait' and all that.

Just a little tidbit for today. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Ed Tocci Jr. said...

Sounds like our society is becoming a bit like a few members of our own family!