Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's 2025 and print newspapers have disappeared

It's 2025 and print newspapers have disappeared, except for a few big city tabloids and free give-away shopping papers. So how do you get your news and opinion [N&O] broadsheets now?

It's all online, digital, webbed, iPadded, Googled, nooked. Print newspapers have ceased to exist since 2015. Everyone gets their N&O [news and opinion] online now, from the web-only New York Times to the digital Boston Globe. Even the Boulder Daily Camera is a camera to the online world now. Goodbye paper, sayonara newsprint.

Print is dead. Digital reigns supreme.

Any holdouts? A few. Inconsequential.

Screens have taken over. ''Screening'' has replaced ''reading'' - take note Nick Bilton.

It's a very different world now from 2010. People are still adjusting. The younger generation doesn't know the difference. Call them Ishmael. Generation Ishmael.

It's an entirely new ballgame now. Better? Worse? We won't know for another 100 years.

Meanwhile, MRI and PET scan studies on the brain show that reading on screens is vastly inferior, brain-wise, in terms of brain chemisty, from
reading on paper. But so what? We shall adapt. We always do.

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