A good article on the state of the American music industry: Looking Grim at the Grammys. I don’t know how long it’s going to take contemporary culture to figure out, but fragmentation is the new monolith – cultures are separating along the lines of interest groups – and people belong to several over-lapping fragmented cultures rather than to the mono-culture. Technology will continue to get more adaptable and less expensive, and that means that the overheads of running a media operation should now be dropping as well. And that in turn means that a variety of entertainment product – small bands, small films, for small markets – some of which may go huge – should return to prominence. The internet is making people weirder. When will you people realise this?!