Thoughts on digital adaptation

From TechCrunch, more musings on the end of print and what newspapers must do to adapt to a world of digital news.
I’m mainly posting this for my own benefit, as a reference point. I think adaptation is a more difficult and complex process than starting fresh. But adaptation also is the nature of the web. What other choice do you have when confronted with something so fluid, chaotic and nomadic? What are the economics of the rhizome?


Radiohead’s rhizomatics

Four years late, I stumble across this great bit of conspiracy theory from Puddlegum about Radiohead’s supposed “01 and 10” album concept. Essentially, the theory is that Radiohead intended their 2007 album “In Rainbows” to complement their legendary 1997 album “OK Computer.” By folding the two albums together digitally, you end up with a new album (really a playlist) where each song perfectly fits together.
Rhizomatics, a la Deleuze and Guattari, as a folding of text, fascicular rather than rooted.

In this supplementary dimension of folding, unity continues its spiritual labor. That is why the most resolutely fragmented work can also be presented as the Total Work or Magnum Opus.