The Future of Media

I’m getting really tired of people making an argument that the future of media is whatever their privileged offspring are doing. Snapchat will kill television! No one under 30 has cable! e-sports are bigger than the NFL!

By the same logic soccer should have killed off baseball by now because even 10 (20?) years ago most American youth played soccer as a primary sport. What happened to that? Also, Minecraft will be bigger than the NFL. Also, Nickelodeon and MTV will be the #1 and #2 networks.

Teenagers are weird. Always have been. Always will be. Let’s be a little cautious about extrapolating the future of media from whatever it is the kids are doing these days.