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EPIC 2014

In the year 2014, The New York Times has gone offlne.

The Fourth Estate's fortunes have waned.

What happened to the news?

And what is EPIC?

An image of the future of journalism as a historical movie. Well done and rather interesting perspective on how it might go wrong.

Took a few tries to get it to load.

via Dean and Jessica


Subtle slam against blogs and the new media towards the end. Kinda reminds me of when the Catholic Church thought only priests should be able to read the Bible. Things are better when left to the public to check and verify.

"And what is EPIC?"

Why is it that everything in my life is calling itself EPIC at the moment? My router's called EPIC, my IRC client's called EPIC, some FOAFs (FsOFs?) run an NGO called EPIC, and I almost ended up sitting on an EPIC committee in my university. No doubt my subconscious is repressing a few more EPICs from my traumatic past.

And now this...

All I can think of is the Terry Pratchett gag about how secret codewords are *always* 'Monkfish'.

I can't give something like this any credit when it says in the first 30 seconds that "Tim Berners Lee invented the Web." If it wasn't a video about the future of communications I would be a lot more forgiving of its total lack of foundation in historical reality.

this is real good stuff! thumb up!

Nice! Thanks for the link.


I don't think that events could happen this way, especially due to the social issues. It is true, from my point of view that many people like to receive targeted information without looking in deep at sources, but there is a thin line between news and experiences (press and blogs) and the kind of opinions that each one should include, and that's something that professional journalists don't remember very often and many bloggers probably don´t know.

"I can't give something like this any credit when it says in the first 30 seconds that "Tim Berners Lee invented the Web." (mfrumin)

Why. Was it Al Gore?

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