“We’re pretty old fashioned in the print business. We also specialize in denial. Despite the fact we’re publishing 90-day old news in a world that has INSTANT access to the same information we publish only for free, we think our expensive, tree-dependent, postal-dependent, out-of-touch solutions are just what the people want.” Okay so I am fudging just a bit – but you get the point.
That is so true. I spent 10 years of my life working at a newspaper and another 15 or more in the retail news business as a newsstand owner or at a large newsstand in Cambridge, Mass.
Immediate gratification on electronic media is growing and these dinosaurs just don’t/won’t get it.
Sometimes the bleeding edge bleeds. It can be lonely on the frontier. Mark my words, electronic media consumption devices are the future, my next purchase will be an iPad.