Jeff Jarvis is “reinventing TV,” along with a few thousand other folks, on the Internet.
In the evolution of the new TV, this is 1954: Arthur Godfrey and Friends, My Little Margie, the Adventures or RinTinTin. That was not the golden age of TV. TV then sucked. But it got better. So will ours.
One would hope. The convergence of “Old Media” and “New Media” is an interesting, and ongoing, process. Indeed, as with anything else, what’s new eventually becomes old. Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge are now Old Media. CNN is really old media. All were revolutionary in their day.
Jarvis is right, though, that a big hurdle–in addition to producing something actually worthwhile–is finding a business model that works.