1981 news report on (gasp) reading the newspaper on a computer

Two talking head types on “On the Media” were debating the “future” of newspapers. I keep hearing this kind of conversation.  Surely the concept of journalism is not dependent on its delivery system.  It’s fun to watch how people seem to stay stuck in a metaphor. 

The video above was linked on Boing Boing to a Jan NYT blog.  Another Boing Boing link was from Cory Doctorow (a writer and thinker I admire) to an article called Media-Morphosis: How the Internet Will Devour, Transform, or Destroy Your Favorite Medium

I haven’t made all the way through it yet. I’m off to have breakfast with lovely wife.

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