With everyone publishing and selling for themselves, is the net turning into a global bazaar? Traditional layers of agents, editors and publishers are vanishing. Producers no longer need to own their distribution apparatus. Disinter-mediation is setting content creators free. And everyone seems to have "Digital Marketing Specialist" on their business cards or, rather, on their online profiles.
Renowned cyberpunk author Rudy Rucker is in a unique position to provide an overview of the changes, having worked in Silicon Valley as a computer science professor during the valley’s transition from semiconductor manufacturing to digital media center.