The changing world of content consumption

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Every now and again I get a reminder of how things used to be. Seeing a newspaper for sale at the petrol station, or having visitors stay with you who insist on watching the commercial TV news at 6:00pm. It reminds me how much my own media consumption habits have changed over the last few years. It’s not a new trend and I’m certainly not the most cutting edge person in the world but I still marvel at how complete my transformation has become. About five years ago I would have: Read news websites…

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Content distribution evolution

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attheBeaconcover" title="Live_at_the_Beacon_cover" />Back in December 2011 comedian Louis CK released a 62 video special of a stand-up comedy performance titled Live at the Beacon Theater. Rather than release this through normal distribution channels as a physical DVD it was released as a digital download direct from his website for the princely sum of $5. Recently he has expanded this to include two new titles – both audio only works, one of which is already available on video. Demand for the o…

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