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What is cross-over media?

Where I coin a new term

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MicWhen was the last time that you bought a multimedia PC? Well if you ignore Media Centre PC, virtually all new systems come with the multimedia parts that used to be such an expensive option a few years ago. What was multimedia? Then it was just a sound card and a pair of speakers, and possibly a microphone that stayed in the box. Nowadays we define multimedia differently. Today we actually have content that is multimedia. In fact wiki describes multimedia as:

media that uses multiple forms of information content and information processing (e.g. text, audio, graphics, animation, video, interactivity) to inform or entertain the (user) audience.

Pretty much any commercial website has all of this now, sound, video, animations, flash and interactivity.
But I've recently been fascinated by a sort of media that seems to span different media. You could say that this is multimedia, but not really in its original sense. I have come across two recent examples.

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It's all about me...

I'm a 49 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman