Rigidity and Fear

Yet another article about the impending doom of Hollywood Blockbuster, forwarded along by my friend John Heimbuch.

Also not the first time I’ve heard this particular comparison:

As with prepackaged food, exportability and shelf life are now primary virtues. The product Hollywood is selling right now keeps better if it contains as few organic ingredients as possible — whether organic to the place, the mood, the news, or the moment.

… but in spite of the fact that I’m far from alone in comparing our “diet” of media to our actual food intake, I have yet to see anyone else consider the possibility of what an “organic” alternative might be, or to carry the analogy one more, obvious step, and mention even the possibility of healthier media alternatives to be found that are specifically Local, Whole, or Slow.

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