Consuming more media and less stuff?

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Mark Ramsey interviews Watts Wacker and gets this interesting idea from him:

Perhaps the biggest trend that I would pay attention to in the short run is that while consuming is never going to go away, consuming as the defining criteria for individuals is. We are now using our media consumption as opposed to our physical consumption to explain who we are.

So you don’t go to a party anymore and say, you know, “Where’d you go to college? What kind of car do you drive? Where do you live?” Now you say “What do you blog? What websites do you surf? Have you read the article in Vanity Fair on terrorism in South America? Are you an Imus or a Stern person? Have you seen The Departed?

Spotted by Rob

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