Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The first of many

I recently gave an assignment to my students that started out in this way:

"In the last century a person learned what was happening in the world mostly by reading newspapers and magazines. Once could get some information from radio and television, but for in-depth coverage, paper was king.

"Today paper is no longer king. It has been dethroned by the Internet. Virtually anything that appears in newspapers or magazines also appears on-line. In addition, the Internet contains a vast amount of writing, some if very insightful, that never appears in print. Much of this writing is in the blogosphere."

Today I noticed that the Christian Science Monitor would be dropping its print edition. In the next few years, a lot more will be following.

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