Saturday, March 21, 2009

Why It's OK for Newspapers to Die

The wailing among the Luddites about the dying newspaper industry is pathetic. Here's a succinct, well-written response.

"The transition that's taking place in the news publishing industry -- from print to online -- is a healthy step in technology-driven evolution, though there will undoubtedly be some short-term pain. The loss of print newspapers is akin to the loss of the horse and buggy. The Internet offers the potential for broader and deeper news reporting."

1 comment:

Chuck said...

There was a great article on Ad Age about how now print publishers could insure their future by subsidizing the purchase of the Kindle.