Consumer's trust in media was grounded in a sense of trust. Trust is gained in the moment an context of consumption, not from some previously established place of credible creation.
#3329 Created 04/26/2013 Updated 12/15/2016
Fleenor's postulate assumes that general systems of economic operation have three basic components: information, energy, and workflow.
The stoned vision of a tripping printer was not a gift from God, but a recognition of a pattern that is evident in commerce, society, philosophy, and war. When the three elements of that pattern come together, human activity becomes productive, in the sense of production.
Fleenor further observed that any two of the three elements can often be used to gain the third, and that is the general formulation of business models. There is the information that builds the plan; there's the resources the fund the plan; and there's the human skill and activity that actuate the plan.
His vision matches the three-division model of many businesses; sales, production, and distribution. Indeed, this model is most evident in the media business, where the corporate divisions were along those lines in both broadcast and print.