Evolution of every medium

Seth Godin:

TV used to be driven by the guys who knew how to run cameras and transmitters. Then it got handed off to the Ernie Kovacs/Rod Serling types. Then the financial operators like ITT and Gulf + Western milked it. And finally it’s just a job.

Same thing happened to oil painting and it’ll happen to your favorite slice of the web as well.

I’m not convinced it will. One of the great things about the Web is that it is democratized and bureaucratized by the same people. The Web, even much more so than the world, is what we make of it and the complete freedom of the platform will ensure that anyone with an ounce of creativity and a bout of dedication can freely do what they want with it. We’re control-limited consumers of TV, but we’re in total control of our own slice of the Web.