Does the evolution of the market mean that great games, marvellous music and fantastic films hold less value as we reach a point of “monotonous perfection”?
A good friend of mine, Val Kulemin (Blogger, Lord Fundumpling) recently wrote an exceptionally interesting article pointing out the continuous rise in the quality of all forms of entertainment – books, films and video games – which the public has experienced over the past century or so. He called this ‘Quality Supersaturation’, and questioned whether it would lead to the inescapably high quality of future media to be negligible in an overly competitive market. To quote:
“I fear for the future of all media because it’s all becoming too good and soon we’ll stop appreciating it.”
Val Kulemin, Lord Fundumpling
That picture looks far too girly to constitute a good argument.
Mr Kulemin’s point (Yes, I just referred to you as ‘Mr Kulemin’. Inflate dat ego) was that media has begun specializing in all fields of interest at no loss of quality, so that truly magnificent art cannot really be appreciated “when everything else is just as excellent”.
Let’s face it – the man makes a point.
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