Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Dead Tree Death Spiral; Pittsburgh Ed.

The once-daily Post-Gazette, having gone from a daily paper to a five-day paper, is now only going to publish a print edition for three days a week.

A daily paper slowly going all-digital, to my mind, is a glaring sign of long-term mismanagement by the owners. Typically, the papers have been treated as cash cows, laden down with debt, and then all of a sudden, it's not profitable.

All of this is eminently foreseeable by anyone who didn't go to business school. The basics are not that hard to understand.

An all-digital newspaper is just another goddamned website, with as much claim to importance as any other goddamned website.

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