The web is dead made our transmedia world a little more easily understandable for me. Its true that our daily routines and what we love have been so easily accessible, from listening to music on pandora and then taking your music with you wherever you go on your ipod, on the ground or at 30,000 feet in the air, the screen really is coming to us and we are no longer going to it. I never realized how outrageous our cellphone, website subscription, and cable bills really are; we are paying for essential functions in our everyday routine that use to be free to our culture. With apps replacing browsers, and with tweetdeck organizing our twitter feeds, we are in a constant need of accommodation and making our laziness even lazier. But I also thought about progress, can it really be labeled as desensitizing, uncultured, or lazy when we are actually eliminating frustrating steps, creating more enhancing interactive experiences and creating our own web sub-culture?
With real dollars turning into paypal digital pennies and cd's turning into exchangeable mp3 files, there is an internet and technology company dominated market which acts as a consumer monopoly for the user seeking convenience. As stated in web is dead "this is the natural path of industrialization: invention, propagation, adoption and control. Accommodation and convenience is clearly the goal to an easy life and what we strive for even if it costs us more in the end. We pay for convenience which financially fuels technology to keep expanding to an incredible state of oligopoly, ipad apps replace 30 different steps and avenues, yet its so expandable and interchangeable by our human nature of openness. I still don't know why I paid 99 cents, not $1.29 for a song on itunes other than logging onto limewire to get the same song for free. Convenience = happiness, and happiness = accommodation, and that service of accommodation = $, and that money fuels engines and tools to create convenience.