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Upsidedownland: How many industries has the Internet disrupted?

Upside down girl in room

Finding yourself in Upside Down Land - Image courtesy of http://www.ingles200h.com/blog/?p=827

Travel agencies displaced by online travel sites, video rentals displaced by DVR and movies on demand, the US Postal Service displaced by email then texting, sales of CDs displaced by MP3s (and before it, LP sales displaced by CDs)… the list goes on and on.

As digital media has risen, industry after industry has seen their business model smashed to pieces, and has either retooled and risen from the ashes likeAll Posts a phoenix, or is dying or has already disappeared.

SOME QUESTIONS TO MY READERS: How many industries have the Internet and other emerging media disrupted and turned upside down? How many industries has the Internet yet to disrupt?

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Amazon ebook sales surpass print; book publishers cry April Fool’s

Have eBook sales reached the tipping point? April 1, 2011 marks a milestone of epic proportions in the publishing industry… and a not-so-very-nice April Fool’s Day for book printers as Kindle eBook sales surpassed print sales for the ecommerce powerhouse. … Continue reading