Comments: Haven't we been here before?

I think the key is that, roiling under the surface, shifts in business models are being fought over. Often, it's not a matter of "the best thing for the circumstances", but an assertion that "this is cheaper" (sometimes it's said to be better, sometimes just good enough, but the selling point is cost). So even if the old forms don't disappear entirely, the pie is only so big. There's still someone losing business and someone gaining that business, hence the arguments.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at June 22, 2006 07:40 AM