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The One-Two Punch


September 18, 2010 | Permalink


Actually, punch#1 is "willful irrelevance" and punch#2 is the similar to what killed the railroads: "Our business here is to run a newspaper." when the survival tactic would have been "Our business here is to provide needed information".

The computer (in any form that does not involve implanted electrodes) will never be the best solution for hanging in a strap on a lurching bus, standing on a foggy train platform, sitting on a toilet, standing at a narrow bit of counter eating a properly dress bagel, or sitting in somebodies waiting room.

Posted by: Larry Sheldon | Sep 18, 2010 11:39:56 AM

Never is a long time...wasn't there a 4bw on never?

Posted by: Fog | Sep 18, 2010 6:20:05 PM

Larry's right. Newspapers weren't laid out by new media. They did themselves in by not focusing on the things paper media will always do better than the must-be-first short-attention-span theater that is new media in all forms: local interest/local connection, thoughtful commentary, accuracy, and depth.

Posted by: Skreyola | Sep 18, 2010 9:04:58 PM

and if that doesn't work, you can always xerox a memo 100 x's and do a "story" on it...

Posted by: Fog | Sep 19, 2010 2:59:22 PM

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