31 January 2009

The beginning of the end for print journalism in 1981

David Brauer recently posted on a video that's going around. It's a 1981 TV news story about an electronic edition of a newspaper. A text-only version of the San Francisco Examiner took two hours to download. Incidentally, that's how long it still takes for my parents to look at a website with their dial-up on the farm.

I read the New York Times on my computer everyday. For free. I read pretty much all of my news on-line. For free.

Why is the print journalism industry tanking?

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