cj#297> Arun re: future of multimedia


Richard Moore

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 21:12:12 -0800
Sender: Arun Mehta <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#295> The future of multimedia

> More powerful media-production software will
> open up multimedia production to individuals and organizations who
> lack the expertise required to operate today's studio equipment.
> The number of people and organizations who can produce
> useful multimedia will increase dramatically.

I know this is not the main point of your piece (which I agree with). I'm
merely not sure that "More powerful media-production software" will
necessarily have a dramatic impact on the number of people who produce

Prof. Weizenbaum provided a good analogy: he pointed out that most of the
movie cameras people buy just lie forgotten in a corner somewhere,
because to make a movie, you need more than just the right equipment --
you need an idea, and the willingness to put it lots of work.

Arun Mehta, B-69 Lajpat Nagar-I, New Delhi-24, India. Phone 6841172,6849103
"There is enough in the world for man's need, but not for his greed"--Gandhi


Yes - only a small fraction of those who have production equipment will
have anything interesting to express with it.  Nonetheless, the size of
that fraction will still be a hundredfold increase over the current number
of competent media producers.  When you reach the point where a multimedia
studio costs the same as equipping a small rock & roll band, then you start
to get an evolution of new talent and ideas, I would imagine.


 Posted by Richard K. Moore (•••@••.•••) Wexford, Ireland