I just returned from Phoenix where Stephanie Schoenrock, Bree Smith and I attended the NIGA (National Indian Gaming Association) annual convention. The convention combines a trade show with training and seminars and annual elections for the head positions of the association’s leadership. The number of attendees seemed to be down a little, but considering the economy in certain parts of the country, that seemed to be expected.
Much like fashion, a lot of web fads look bad in hindsight. Some look lemon-juice-in-a-papercut painfully bad.
Here’s a list of items that I’m grateful we’ve grown (or are growing) out of. May they die in a fire like the unholy flames that spawned them.
A few weeks ago, a national study was released that found, for the first time, online news readership had surpassed that of print newspapers. Specifically, the study found that 34% of US adults said they got their news online. 31% cited print newspapers as their source of news. The study also indicated similar results for online versus newspaper advertising revenue.
Someone always spoiled the fun for everyone in grade school. The kid who took the chicken patty and threw it on the wall made chicken patties go away forever. There is always a right and wrong way to approach everything. This somewhat cliché phrase translates to all parts of life, including the Internet.
You knew it had to happen eventually. You just knew AT&T was going to screw up the Internet someday. And now they have.