Chris Anderson, editor of Wired, has some pretty scary stats on his Longtail blog. If you're part of the mainstream media, it looks as if it might be time to...

Chris Anderson, editor of Wired, has some pretty scary stats on his Longtail blog. If you’re part of the mainstream media, it looks as if it might be time to get a little worried. If you’re a shareholder in Google things are looking pretty rosy.

Down:

Box Office: down by 7% this year (tickets per capita have fallen every year since 2001).

Newspapers: circulation, which peaked in 1987, is declining faster than ever and is down another 2.6% so far this year. Music: Sales are down another 5.7% this year; although digital downloads (still just 6% of the business) are climbing nicely. Radio: down 4% this year alone, continuing a multi-decade decline. Books: down by 7% in 2004 (but see comments  below for discussion)

Mixed:

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