The net was flooded over the weekend with various stories writing the epitaph of the humble newspaper. I actually can’t remember the last time I brought a newspaper it’s been so long. When I was growing up I never brought a daily newspaper, but I think that was because my brother was always the one who bought the paper in my house, so I never got into the habit.
I used to buy a newspaper if I was travelling a long distance to pass the time, but I don’t even do that anymore as I can now get WiFi access on trains, and if I can’t I just go online with my Nokia N80. For me, the news in newspapers just isn’t news anymore, as I’ll have already read it somewhere online.Â Even TV news is stale to me now.Â For instance I noticed a lot of the stations were covering this weekend how a Chinese woman was defying developers – I’m sure I read this story two weeks ago online somewhere.
When was the last time you brought a newspaper?