Thursday, 4th December 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

It occurs to me that new media is a bit of a misnomer, since the Internet is really the only medium in town. The OED definition is quite telling, as it starts listing new media and quickly runs out of ideas: ‘new means of mass communication considered collectively; spec. electronic means such as the Internet, CD-ROMs, etc.’ Oh yeah, what are cetera? And CD-ROMs savour of old media even more than newspapers!