You Can't Swat a Fly with a Computer

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 05/11/2005 - 04:37

Martin writes "Michael Kinsley, in a op-ed piece in the L.A. Times writes, "Some evil force is causing people to stop reading newspapers! Newspaper circulation figures, which had been drifting decorously downward for years, have started to plummet. At the current rate of decline, the last newspaper subscriber will hang up on a renewal phone call that interrupts dinner on Oct. 17, 2016. And then it will be over. . . .
Newspapers are essential to every American, and none more so than the fools and ingrates who have stopped buying them. It is up to us, as members of the last generation that experienced life before computer screens, to make sure that future generations of Americans will know what to do when it says 'Continued on Page B37.'""