2 thoughts on “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable

  1. I don’t know – it’s like Eric Flint said about online books in the introduction to the Baen Free Library:

    Nobody has yet come up with any technology — nor is it on the horizon — which could possibly replace authors as the producers of fiction. Nor has anyone suggested that there is any likelihood of the market for that product drying up.

    The only issue, therefore, is simply the means by which authors get paid for their work.

  2. Yes, that’s it exactly! Everyone’s approaching the issue like newspapers dying is bad — it’s not necessarily bad, because journalists, as a profession, will always find quality pay for good quality work. The issue now is, what’s the proper delivery method if it’s not newspapers or tv? The answer is clearly something involving a disruptive technology like the Internet, we just haven’t found it yet.

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