While a valid point, I feel that this idea sparks a more in-depth question:
What does the evolution of genre say about a culture?
I want to know more about the ways in which humans feel the need to remediate, alter, and create anew. Is it change in mediums that facilitates the new (I am skeptical of this concept because according to Miller, genres are not mediums..yet they can evolve through mediums)? Are we in a perpetual cycle of remediation, remediation that eventually morphs a parent genre into an entirely new form for an entirely new function?