Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Old Media is Dead

An anonymous couple, who will remain anonymous but they gave birth to me, just canceled their subscription to the local newspaper. Apparently from the paper called to renew the subscription, and they up and canceled it - he sounded distraught when asking why, but 'we don't actually read it' was the sorrowful answer.  They still have a subscription to the New York Times (my obsession had to have come from somewhere), and a million weekly and monthly magazines, journals, and reviews of books - so they aren't, like, newsless, plus that paper is pretty dreckish, but hearing that news filled me with dread for the future of old media.