Save print—develop an OpenSource HTML RIP!
I’ve started this blog because I felt the advertising community looked at print becoming increasingly old-fashioned and lacking innovation. I wanted to counter that view by showing that print is fascinating; especially taking into account that the world around the press is becoming more and more “electronic”.
But today I have to state: Print will become redundant, because key players in print just won’t let go of the attitude that printing is a science. That, if you want to take part in that process, you have to comply to a multitude of requirements.
Neither the companies who benefit from selling software and workflow systems dongled by PDF, nor the key people in the industry seem to be acknowledging that the world has kept turning over the past 20 years, that print already has lost its momentum as the prime publishing platform. The big players milk the cash cow PDF until it’s clinically dead.