I Sure Hope This Isn’t the Future Biz Model of Newspapers November 7, 2008Posted by David Card in Media.
Future of newspapers: 75-cent collectibles for historic events. Memo from your newspaper to you, courtesy Romenesko:
And then a few years ago you rewarded my loyalty by straying. You went elsewhere. You sought the company of others who, you thought, gave you something that I could not. Fickle and faithless, you went looking for something faster, newer and younger.
I wondered, incessantly, had I failed you? Was it me?
And then one day this week, You wanted me again. Hungrily. Desperately. You searched everywhere for me. You lined up outside my door, stood in the rain and cold, on the chance that I would be available to You again.
And I wasn’t there. How ironic!