Amazon’s Bezos buys Washington

Post for $250M

When we first heard the term Googlezon in November 2004 in the movie  EPIC 2014 by Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson [Wikipedia] we added a certain wait-and-see attitude to our perspective – it was pretty futuristic after all – and here we go in 2013 after a lot of invisible steps in the EPIC direction with a major move: “The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations.” [The Washington Post 05 August 02013].

Let’s see what’s next:

Epic 2015 is an updated version set in 2015

Here is another relevant movie item:

“In the wake of the news of Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post, I naturally need to make a reference to one of my favorite movies, Citizen Kane. I see a Citizen Bezos script happening in the future. Here’s a memorable clip:” (thank you for the reference: Lisa Oberndorfer, Founder Digital NewsBits on Facebook 08/05/2013)

 

 

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