Hold….correction: Scrap the front page

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Newspapers in all formats must soon be for the dustbin. As with postal deliveries – the format is just way too slow. Telax, fax, telephone (the old style ….remember…the one we used to actually speak to people?) – landfill.

Recently I subscribed to “The Week” online – a publication emanating some years ago now from the Felix Dennis camp which in it’s hey day was informative, concise and quite balanced. The problem now is that waiting a few days to have a concise summary of the events from around the World is just “old hat”.

Personally I like to sit with the written word, a well-crafted piece of thoughtful journalism, opinion, fact. Cogitation. Speculation. Assimilation. And out of choice still do.

There is instant engagement now though. Knee jerk. Hip firing. Argument which is not properly formulated, ill-conceived and designed to merely gratify the publisher, to incite reaction.

There is an honesty to it of course.

Considered or ill-considered? – stark choices.

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2 thoughts on “Hold….correction: Scrap the front page

  1. mewhoami says:

    I miss the old days of voiced telephone conversations, newspapers and written letters.You are right though, they have nearly become obsolete. Why wait when you get everything you need right now? Still, there is nothing quite like getting a letter in the mail or sitting down with the paper over a cup of morning coffee.

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    • Adrian Samuel says:

      It does seem an arcane idea now but those moments of unadulterated surprise, news, nuggets of information were magical. Opening an email just doesn’t cut it. I like to think things go around in circles so maybe one day…….

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