The perfect information delivery system

Written by Adrian Holovaty on October 13, 2005

Here's a classic for the ages: "The printed newspaper is morally superior to the computer."

Good point. Time to get to work on a print version of chicagocrime.org...

UPDATE: Wilson's made some excellent pro-print propaganda.

Comments

Posted by Jay Small on October 13, 2005, at 1:30 p.m.:

Yeah, and that way, people can type out requests for mashups of crime in their neighborhood on white typing paper using an Underwood 5, and you can hire graphic artists to sketch and then digitize the maps using a Rand McNally atlas and the raw data from the CPD, just in time for you to strap them on a press and home-deliver them at least a day after the request was first made.

Perfect. :-)

Posted by Jeremy Dunck on October 13, 2005, at 9:16 p.m.:

That really is an outstanding propaganda poster.

I love the nicked right edge and subtle folded-paper lines. Smoove.

Posted by Jay Small on October 14, 2005, at 8:40 a.m.:

Haw! What's in that lemonade? No self-respecting "pro" journalist drinks lemonade straight-up!

Posted by Merrell Ligons on October 14, 2005, at 1:04 p.m.:

It sounds like there could be one of two things going through Branston’s head. Either he just doesn’t get it, and really believes that "The printed newspaper is a perfect information delivery system" or he sees the writing on the wall and is really upset that “Young people spend way more time on computers than they do holding newspapers”

Posted by bob stepno on October 14, 2005, at 5:44 p.m.:

I don't think that guy with the lemonade is a "pro journalist," self-respecting or not. Looks more like a "loyal reader" to me. Or maybe a local publisher who retired after selling to one of the big conglomerates, which fired all the local reporters, who are now trying to figure out how to make a living actually reporting news online instead of just aggregating RSS feeds and spouting opinions.

Posted by Levi on October 15, 2005, at noon:

Wow. Just wow. I don't know what else to say. Other than I know far too many people who agree with this guy.

Posted by abekep@sbate.com on October 24, 2005, at 3:52 p.m.:

At last someone says it right.

abekep@sbate.com

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