Nicodemus (nicodemusrat) wrote,
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Newspapers

From any vantage point, you can see both the past and the future.

Murdoch's UK papers going behind paywall - Rupert Murdoch doesn't want his articles to be indexed by Google. They're going to be behind a paywall and unindexed, effectively disconnecting them from the Web. (Expect lots of whining when this doesn't work and political maneuvering about how Google and the BBC are "killing the industry".)

LG Develops Flexible ePaper - They've managed to make something that approximates a black and white broadsheet newspaper. Nice. It'll be a few years to get this out of R&D labs and into useful products but then we should see some cool tricks with printable surfaces. (Insert "Minority Report" citation here.)




A while back, I predicted that printed daily newspapers would be effectively gone in 5 years. Now at about 3.3 years remaining in my estimate. We shall see.
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