I found it pretty exciting how manovitch highlighted the thoughtlessness of some individuals when it comes to the evolution of certain forms of media, some things that people perceive as "new" are really an old form of media in a new coat. The evolution of say, books,to plays to movies to Television .
In fact the part that I found interesting (in my own personal experience) some of the games today (like The Legend of Zelda) are based off of old tales originally written in books. The legend of Zelda was new back in 1987 but certainly the books and tales and themes that are present in Zelda games come from books and plays that are far older than the game itself. There's a constant blurred line between old and new since many forms of new media have elements from older forms of media.