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Boom Time on the New Frontier (1/1/1993)
When anything can be put on the market with a couple of clicks of a mouse, there will be even more stupid movies, dull books, sloppy data, and bad analyses - "infoglut."
Chapter 6: The Content Revolution (1/1/1995)
Among all the types of paper documents, narrative fiction is one of the few that will not benefit from electronic organization. Almost every reference book has an index, but novel don't because there is no need to be able to look something up in a novel. Novels are linear. Likewise, we'll continue to watch most movies from start to finish. This isn't a technological judgment - it is an artistic one. Their linearity is intrinsic to the storytelling process. New forms of interactive fiction are being invented that take advantage of the electronic world, but linear novels and movies will still be popular.
Chapter 6: The Bit Business (2/1/1995)
Maybe the bandwidth should be free, and we buy movies, long-distance health monitoring, and documents because of their value, not the channel's. It would be unconscionable to think of buying toys based on the number of atoms in them. It is time to understand what bits and atoms mean.
Where is the Digital Highway Really Heading? The Case for a Jeffersonian Information Policy (1/1/1993)
Movies, shopping, libraries, e-mail, education will sooner rather than later find their digital way down the wires. We don't have to choose this - it will happen.
The World According To Andy Grove (1/1/1994)
I think movies are not [the prime future use for expanded communications bandwidth]. I never thought so, and I still don't think so, because people don't interact with movies. On the other hand, a shopping catalog is it ... The most important use is going to be to transact something over distances - basically communications applications. That's the most important application that information technology has had.
Building the Information Marketplace (1/1/1991)
Text, pictures, movies, software, designs and much more would move easily and rapidly over this substrate. By speeding up many to today's tasks and making possible an almost unlimited number of new activities, this infrastructure should improve our economy and our way of life.
Interactive entertainment brings "on-demand" movies and interactive games into your living room, and your children get straight A's in school as they travel around the world on the Information Superhighway, gathering information for reports and taking courses from teachers who live thousands of miles away.
The Frontier in Movie Promotion is - You Guessed it - the Internet, But Will it Help the Box Office? (8/1/1995)
It's going to be huge. It's a huge tool for involving people in movies and encouraging them to go. And it's at a point now where most of the studios already have a Web site.
Computer Use Poses Problems; Issues of Privacy, Access Unresolved (12/1/1992)
Telephone companies, computer firms, and public libraries will be under increasing pressure to provide low-cost or free access to computer networks. The emergence of computer networks also will require revisions in copyright laws and other forms of protection for those who produce books, articles, and movies.
Prime Time is My Time: The Blockbuster Myth (1/1/1994)
VOD [video on demand] could provide a new life for documentary films, even the dreaded "infomercial." The hairs of documentary filmmakers will stand on end when they hear this. But it is possible to have TV agents edit movies on the fly, much like a professor assembling an anthology using chapters from different books. If I were contemplating a visit to the southern coast of Turkey, I might not find a documentary on Bodrum, but I could find sections from movies about wooden-ship building, nighttime fishing, underwater antiquities, and Oriental carpets. These all could be woven together to suit my purpose.
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