The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this month taught me firsthand why revolution is simultaneously impossible as well as inevitable. In 1986, I sat with other students from around the globe just blocks from the wall and debated whether it would ever come down. The naïve among us insisted freedom was imperative: It was inevitable. The others asked if we had stopped to think about the massive relocation of people, economic resources, and government structures that such a revolution would require: It was impossible.
Until it happened, just three years later.
Such is the content industry
This article originally appeared in Forrester Research.