Friday, February 20, 2009

Wasting Ink, Beating a Dead Horse

Vin Crosbie writes:

People now have much more effective ways to satisfy their individual mixes of interests than reading a one-edition-hopes-to-satisfy-all daily newspaper. The 400-year-old era of traditional newspapers is over. They are obsolete.

A traditional daily newspaper is limited by its printing press: it can produce only one edition at a time. Editors are forced to produce editions that contain stories of the greatest common interests, plus some stories the editors think all people should be informed about.

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