I've got a thing about pendulums at the minute (inspired by Iain's comment on this). Trends that swing to a certain extreme and then come straight back on themselves again. Music and media for example; the trend at the minute is for digitisation with the probable extreme ('BOB' see above diagram) being that everything will be in a digital format and floating in the clouds and users will just pay a license or subscription fee to access it via various bits of technology. The backward swing on this though is that we'll soon crave beautifully crafted physical objects once more as we'll effectively 'own' nothing. So back we come again to where we were before making beautifully crafted real album covers and packaging. Possibly.
The same goes for newspapers, digital technology has stolen their ground but I think it won't be long before we'll start to want to read things on paper again. Perhaps just published in a different way such as on demand. So that post digital is physical (made from digital). My head hurts now.