I am at a coffee shop this morning sitting at the bar and noticed the New York Times TheArts section. I grabbed it thinking, I should catch up on what is happening in the art world. Now, I could have just gone to the NYTimes website via my Chrome app and perused it’s headlines but, would not have necessarily have clicked the Arts bar. I have been looking at my computer quite a bit lately and I wanted to see what was in the paper. I normally read the headlines and sometimes venture in. One headline caught my attention: “Larry King Prepares to Sign Off, and Everybody’s Talking.” I have been really out of the loop lately so I read the article.
Turns out, he’s just retiring because he has been in the business for 53 years. And it made me sad. I usually thrive off of change but maybe this year I have had too much. With the changing publishing industry and online publishing putting newspapers out of business in the sense that we know them, and with Larry King signing off it hit me like a ton of bricks. We are at the end of an era in broadcasting, publishing, news and in general how we gather information. And it makes me wonder what’s next?
Our time reminds me of Irwin Allen’s Lost In Space and even Phillip K. Dick’s Minority Report with it’s touch screens. I am just baffled and beside myself sometimes in this ever changing age of technology. I try to keep myself updated but sometimes it feels like it is moving too fast. And now I sound like I’m from the baby boomer generation (no offense to you all out there) but I’m from generation Y, I shouldn’t feel this way already!
So long Larry, you inspire me to continue your no nonsense, no agenda interviewing style.
Signing off for now.