Before you go any further, read this post from Jim Louderback from Revision3 on how he spent his weekend.
There is no “simple” way to spin this – “new media” was attacked by an “old media” guardian.
A very sloppy guardian none the less, but, as they say, consider the source.
There is a battle going on here.
The “old” wants the “new” out of their space.
Ever wondered why it’s so freaking hard to consume downloaded DRMd content on more than one device while a broadcast flagged episode of American Gladiators can still be watched on a black and white television from the 60s?
Ever wondered why you never hear of Comcast throttling bandwidth hogs like Hulu?
Ever wondered why not a single “new” media company that have signed (financial) contracts with “old” media show up at events like the New Media Expo?
I sure have.
Read Jim’s post again.
Maybe it ain’t that complicated.