Thursday, April 9, 2009

Confessions of a Newspaper Junkie

Russell Smith writes:

The most popular sentiment is that nothing important will really be lost here. Communication has undergone massive technological change in the past (notably the printing press, which had easily as cataclysmic an effect as the Internet), and we simply adapted, found other means to fund and distribute well-researched news. Newspapers will simply migrate to the virtual world.

Many people seem strangely happy about the demise of newspapers if it means the triumph of the Web; there is a schadenfreude at work here.

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