…more on the disappearance of newspapers

I walked out to fetch the morning paper this morning, and the news hit me before I had even slid the thin paper from its plastic sleeve, for the paper was so slight, surely the headline would say something more about the disappearance of newspapers. Almost. The headline in today’s Oregonian heralds the coming forced disappearance of the city’s elderly elms. But the paper continues to waste away, this morning much thinner than my MacBook Pro, possibly a record for the thinnest Oregonian newspaper ever.

Related: The amateur spirit in writingWhat we will miss when newspapers disappear

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Joe Linker

"The Coming of the Toads" by Joe Linker is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, and Copyright 2007-2020 Joe Linker - author of "Penina's Letters," "Coconut Oil," "Scamble and Cramble: Two Hep Cats and Other Tall Tales," "Saltwort," "Alma Lolloon," and "end tatters."

2 Comments

  1. Your newspaper miss-list is comprehensive:) To add …
    I store my cooking apples by wrapping them in newspaper, makes them last for months.
    And if comics count, my son and his partner did a creative project with chairs – a friend documented the process: http://chichideehandmade.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2012-04-23T18:23:00%2B01:00&max-results=7
    We take newspapers and magazines for granted, their uses would probably fill an encyclopaedia.

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