Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Medium Is The Message

The difficulty of doing something somewhere else is not an argument against doing it where one can.

In any case, the print media are alive and well, and may they ever remain so. Anti-blogging hacks and anti-newspaper bloggers should both shut up, because neither of them has anything interesting to say. The Internet joins print, the radio that was supposed to kill off print, and the television that was supposed to kill off radio. Let a thousand flowers bloom.

Or 53 flowers, anyway. That is the number of print newspapers and magazines listed as members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, which is one of several existing forms of State licensing. How many of those 53 were invited to this sit-down? How many of the newspapers registered as such with the Post Office were invited?

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