As she prepared her daughter for college, Anne Sweeney insisted that a television be among the dorm room accessories.
“Mom, you don’t understand. I don’t need it,” her 19-year-old responded, saying she could watch whatever she wanted on her computer, at no charge.
That flustered Ms. Sweeney, who happens to be the president of the Disney-ABC Television Group.
“You’re going to have a television if I have to nail it to your wall,” she told her daughter, according to comments she made at a Reuters event this week. “You have to have one.”
(from a December 4 New York Times story about TV networks in a digital age)
To all my friends in classical music institutions: This is where you don’t want to be.
And if you want to know what to do with current digital technology, consult someone young. (As, in fact, the BBC did, when it asked 22 year-old Peter Gregson to rejigger the Proms concerts website.)