This is an amazing article. One of those insights compounded by a rich set of comments:
The news is being spread in all kinds of vectors:
- Other news organizations get it and it’s masticated and repeated in print (slow),
- On broadcast (faster),
- On websites (faster),
- By aggregators (faster),
- By conversation (aka Twitter – getting faster all the time)
The faster that distribution is, the quicker news becomes knowledge and thus a commodity, the faster it loses its unique, saleable value. And that chain is getting only faster.