If a lifetime can be likened to a day, then this is Happy Hour!
I too would hate to see the actual printed newspaper go the way of the dodo. But, sad to say, my last experience of newspapers left me with a bad taste in my mouth.If they go extinct it's because they couldn't adapt. Now if we could only get the network news to roll over and die.Sigh...
Roger that, on the networks. Well, network NEWS. I'd still want PBS around... for "Nature" and "Nova" and, and, and...
The poor devils don't even realize that what killed them was the shocking fall from literacy of the American public. Hardly anybody reads anymore and there's very few businesses to advertise in the urban cores where population density alone was enough to sell any kind of newspaper.I don't believe I'll miss the hardcopy news anymore than I miss the broadcast/cable news.
Good points about our literacy and reading rates. It's a sad state of affairs.I'd still have a subscription to the WSJ if it were delivered here, but it's not. The paper comes in via snail mail a day or two after it's published so I read back issues at the library from time to time. I tried a subscription on my Kindle right after I bought the device but that only lasted about six months... it just wasn't the same. Apropos o' not much, I used to read the entire paper on my hour ride into The City on BART back in the day. That was a great way to begin my day.
Oh I know. I still greatly miss the WSJ and the Fridays with the movie rewviews, wine column, Henninger et al, but not enough. I used to read the NYT Sunday edition every Sunday. I'd buy it at the bookstore, head down to The Stratford in Del Mar and read it all on a breakfast and endless coffee sitting on the patio among the bamboo. I stopped when I got married and my Sundays weren't my own anymore.
I used to read the NYT Sunday edition every Sunday.Dang! I had the same routine back in SFO, except there was a Starbucks within walking distance of both places I lived while there. Starbucks sells the Times, so I'd buy a copy and spend two quality hours or so on their patio with coffee (and lots o' it), a cigar or two, and the paper. The scenery was excellent, too.
Just be polite... that's all I ask.