Connectivity or Content

David Beisel writes: “I havent been able to shake the theme from the (long and somewhat dated academic) article written by Andrew Odlyzko, Content is Not King, which has stuck with me since I read it last September. Maintaining that connectivity is more important than content, the author cites historical industry revenue figures making the point that spending on connectivity [point-to-point communications] is much more important for communication services than spending on content can ever be. Reflecting what has happened in the past five years since this article was written, with the rise of social networking applications, perhaps we are seeing the rise of the true merging of the two previously distinct forms of communication. Afterall, what is MySpace et. al other than the communication between individuals becoming content?”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.