I sent this message around to some friends, but I figured it's something interesting to blog about. The NBCU has merged with Comcast cable company to create a Media JUGGERNAUT! It became official as of today. I really don't understand the half of all this corporate business merger lingo, nor will I pretend to, but this definitely raises the question-
What is the future for our websites, blogs and video content being put out there for Voyagers?
This is only one of many articles to be found on the merger-more information will eventually be cropping up as it's revealed.
Voyagers!, as we know, is owned by NBCU. Will Comcast storm through and ravage all of us? I've seen entire websites threatened by lawsuits and asked to be removed by petty little networks like PAX TV (which kept changing it's dumb name ten million times). I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Youtube, with the start of the new year, has been cracking down on very popular channels that feature fan-related content and videos, like the lovely 'leapme' who promoted Quantum Leap and the works of Scott Bakula. My antennae is up, because QL was owned by guess who? NBCU.
I want to give fair warning to my online Voyagers fans. Just in case this merger spells the beginning of the end for all the fan-work. I'm not worried…yet. I'm figuring out a major game plan. If I ever lost the website, it would be BLOG city for me. I really do like this little blog. I can already say that I will have links to download zipfiles of screencaps and other pics. I will write many more posts and share all the old articles, scans and writings again, etc. etc. But we'll just wait and see. I won't jump the gun, but if push comes to shove I will bite the bullet and do all I reasonably can to preserve the Voyagers! Legacy for all the fans. You can trust me on that.
That's why I make sure to copy and update all my website text content. Because after 5 years, it would be impossible for me to re-write everything. :P Well, painstaking anyway!