> >The traditional publishers are about to loose their captive audiences. And >alonge with with them, the advertisers will losse their captive audience. >It will be real interesting to see how they adapt to that. For what its worth, one of the main problems I see happening in the future is one of the main problems associated with today: control of informtation vested in the hands of the oligopolies that presently exist. Any future scenario that allows private ownership of access to the internet, and information on it, will invariably lead to the same problem we now have with the print media. Ony a select few will be able to set the agenda for public discussion. Captive audiences might reappear only as captive subscribers to an information service which generates more quantity of information, while limiting the content and/or quality, just as we see today with corporate news. Of course, that's not the party line with the new crowd in Washington, who seem more inclined than not to allow monopolisic corporate enterprises to be given control of even more public space - be it land in Texas or cyberspace. What would Newtie think?