Sunday, November 30, 2008

What will we do without newspapers?

Donna Freedman writes:

A sheet of newspaper blew past me as I walked home yesterday. Watching it flap down the street, I had the oddest thought: What will happen when newspapers finally die?

Frugalists will be bummed, that's what. So will dog lovers, bird owners and the thrift store cashiers who insist on wrapping each dish you buy in sheets of yesterday's news.

Seriously, when I started to think about the ways that we use newspapers after reading them, I realized I'm going to be irritated when they go away. The death of the newspaper has been predicted for ages now. But I think it's really going to happen -- certainly in my lifetime, and maybe within 10 years.


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