[Riepl's Law](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riepl's_law) states that "new, further developed types of media never replace the existing modes of media and their usage patterns. Instead, a convergence takes place in their field, leading to a different way and field of use for these older forms." I don't think that quite covers the whole picture. While "old media" doesn't die, elements of it do.
Back in August 2010, before the Apple TV 2 was released, [my prediction](http://somerandomnerd.com/content/how-apple-could-shape-future-tv) was that the Apple TV would essentially become an iOS accessory. I followed that up with [another piece](http://somerandomnerd.com/content/more-thoughts-apple-tv-ios-accessory) talking about what Apple TV as an iOS accessory would look like. Since then, we have seen the launch of iOS5, iCloud, the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S, and last week, the "new iPad" and an upgraded Apple TV.
Andrew Ross Sorkin has been [digging](http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/those-millions-on-facebook-some-may-not-actually-visit/) into the huge number of 'daily active users' on Facebook; 483 million people (out of 845 million monthly active users.) The thing is, what an "active user" means isn't quite what you might suppose; in the IPO (on Page 44), Facebook define them as;
*[EDIT – realised links were broken when I fixed up the site after a hack. Fixed now. Sorry.]*