4 thoughts on “Newspapers and the “unthinkable”

  1. The recent announcement from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that it’s becoming solely a web paper, supports the newspapers-are-dying thesis.

    But I think this thesis applies only to newspapers serving the 10% of the world’s peoples who live in first-world conditions. The remaining 90% would either have their on-line reading drastically limited because of prohibitive internet service costs (the more time spent online the more you pay the internet service provider); or they wouldn’t have a computer in the home (remember, we in North America take cheap internet service, and even electricity, for granted).

    Ergo, printed newspapers as before, outside the “developed” world.

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