Newspapers won't die

by phil on Wednesday Mar 4, 2009 10:21 AM
good ol' history, media just gluts, not replaces, observant about technological minutia

I feel smart carrying a newspaper, dumb while using the web, and like an ass using my iPhone in public. Score one for print media? - @jkottke

The fax machine hasn't died. Neither has radio. Newspapers will still be around. So will the paperback novel (even when ePaper arrives).

I'm reminded of this article by Jill Lepore in the New Yorker about the other day the "newspaper died:"

The last time the American newspaper business got this gothic was 1765

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