Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Save the Titanic

Perhaps the saddest thing about the statement published today on the Save The Merc website is that they still have a classified ads call center.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and it's always sad to see four hundred year old institutions die, but the death knoll sounded for Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen the day Craigslist was born, and stopping your ears with cotton won't stop the ringing. The invention of Internet communications simply negated much of the value newspapers once provided.

2 comments:

Kelley Lugea said...

Yeah, just got the axe.

megan rocko said...

I do share your sympathy, I never like to see business put out to pasture but that is the future for newspapers. Online media will soon make them obsolete and another thing of the past.