The Death of the Newspaper

Here the emphasis has to be on the “paper”! When I was in China one of the things I longed for was a hard copy of a daily newspaper something that I had only after the occasional visit to the Bookworm, the even more occassional visit to Hongqiao Airport and the two or three flights a year into China from elsewhere. So there was me yearning for the day when I could sit down with my papers and my latte and skim and scan and indulge myself in an orgy of news. However, it doesn’t work out like that. Well, I do buy the ‘Guardian’ most mornings and sometimes, like today, I find myself wandering around with a couple of papers. Nevertheless, today was indicative of what the “couple of papers” actually implies; the ‘Guardian’ from today, still unread at 8 p.m. and the ‘Financial Times’ unread from yesterday and with the cafes closing at seven p.m. it is actually difficult to find somewhere to sit down and read them. Therefore, what did I do this evening? For the first time in a long time I accessed the news online as soon as I got home and there was me looking at the “New York Times” and the ‘Haaretz’ and thinking, if only there were a little cafe somewhere, with a wireless connection.


About sanculottist

There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.
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One Response to The Death of the Newspaper

  1. I'm sorry to hear that, inspite of purchasing your multiple newspapers, that you cannot find the time to read them, how ironic. Perhaps you should invest in a coffee maker where you live, approximately £10.00 at Tesco, bring it back to Brunel uni, whilst sipping your coffee you can log into my blog and view all the worlds newspapers & magazines, while istening to cool Ibiza jazz. A short answer to catching up with your yearning for global news. Once again, your entry for 2nd September seems to be on the money, perhaps the foreign office beckons with analytic talent such as yours, with Milliband looking somewhat inept and out of his depth in the current crisis, the clarity of your prognosis might give the F/O some backbone in taming the russian bear…

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