Friday, December 19, 2014

Amazon black box

Have you guys heard of Amazon fire tv and the tv stick? Well basically it is a little black box that brings all of your media into your living room. Just like in Jenkin’s Black Box Fallacy:

In Henry Jenkin’s “Convergence Culture”, He says: “Much contemporary discourse about convergence starts and ends with what I call the Black Box Fallacy.  Sooner or later, the argument goes, all media content is going to flow through a single black box into our living rooms...Part of what makes the black box concept a fallacy is that it reduces media change to technological change and strips aside the cultural levels we are considering here.”

The Amazon Fire TV stick is very interesting, because it takes the black box, and makes it even smaller and more portable.  Here is an ad for the TV stick:

The TV stick is great because you can take it with you wherever, and it plugs into your tv, computer or tablet.  We can now access all of our media in one small USB-size black box that can fit in the palm of your hand. Heck, you could even put it on your keys like a key chain. That’s how small it is!
With the way technology is heading, our access to media, information, the internet, etc., is getting much larger.  And yet, our devices are getting much smaller.  There is computers out there that are thinner than my cell phone.  It might sound crazy, but it is true.  I think that technology is just going to keep getting smaller and thinner, until it is invisible, like it is in iron man.


This technology is so advanced, its crazy.  I think that our technology is going to keep getting smarter, faster, and thinner.  Yet, our access to media and information is going to keep getting bigger and everything is going to be reachable through the internet. 

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