“If we’re working in the car industry, we’d say that there’s overproduction,” adds Lewis. “So we need to shift gears. Take our time. Avoid rushing into bookmaking. Think everything through. If that were to happen, we’d have fewer books and better books. Then, we can start talking about a golden age.”
It’s not just writing, music, video, and digital content. The democratization of media via computers and the internet is a good thing overall, but large quantities of creative production cheapens the end product and increases the value of attention (the fan’s/consumer’s/etc.) Too much choice, too much distraction, too little time to enjoy or even care.