Justin talks to Simon Sharwood from The Register about where people get their information from, and how it gets paid for.
Simon debunks the idea that there was a magical, golden age of technology journalism. He talks about how people now seek out information directly from their peers–though blogs, social media and the like–instead of having it mediated by tech publications.
But that leads to a proliferation of sources, so how do you figure out what to pay attention to, and what to ignore?
Justin and Simon explore the implications of volume over quality, and what that means for the tech industry overall.
- TheRegister, Biting the hand that feeds IT.
- Simon Sharwood is @ssharwood on Twitter.
- The book we discuss is called The Long Tail, by Chris Anderson.
- Wired magazine is at wired.com.
This episode of The Eigencast was sponsored by PivotNine IT Consultants and Advisors.