Seven Reasons Why We (Still) Love Television
Four years ago, famed investment advisor Henry Blodgett wrote an article comparing the current state of the television to that of newspapers 10 years prior. He wrote that "changing user behavior" will inevitably "hammer the [television] business". Soon after, Alex Williams of The New York Times wrote that televisions are beginning to “look at best like a luxury, if not an irrelevance.” Derek Thompson’s piece in The Atlantic was titled simply “the End of TV.”
Almost four years later, the television market is booming. Why? Because while television’s programming, content packaging and delivery were all changing dramatically, televisions were too! Television hardware and software adapted and evolved to fit changing lifestyles. So while critics like to say that television is dead, it couldn’t be further from the truth.