It promises to be the tipping point of tipping points. As I argue today on Internet Evolution, 2009 is going to be the year in which the old print media industry -- newspapers, magazines, even books -- collectively falls off the cliff:
The beneficiaries of this full scale crisis of print products will be the manufacturers of new e-reading devices due to be released in 2009 like Amazon's second generation Kindle and Plastic Logic's revolutionary new electronic-text reader. Here's how Business Week heralded the introduction of the revolutionary Plastic Logic product:
With electronic devices that successfully mimic paper, print will quickly become superfluous. I suspect that this is now inevitable. It's great news for trees, of course. And it's also excellent news for innovative entrepreneurs who can utllize this technology to reinvent newspapers, magazines and books for the digital age.