The Times Dodges My Cancellation Bullet Again

nytlogo379x64.gifI am slutty for The New York Times. I can’t say whether it’s gotten better or worse with time. Today it’s the finest newspaper in the United States. No one comes close.

The writing is pretty good and no one matches the breadth or depth of coverage. Their reporter’s byline is on a story I’m reading about troubles at Petrobras, Brazil’s oil company. The story is datelined “Rio De Janeiro.”

I get the Times delivered at home. I’ve thought about canceling. It’s not cheap. It is a luxury–I recognize that. I can get it all online and faster.

The Brazil story is part of the reason I stay.

Online you find stories based on your interest. In print you often stumble upon stories by accident because you’re limited to exploring the paper in a linear fashion, page-by-page.

Print will die some day. When it does those paper induced accidental finds will disappear. Sad.

3 Responses to “The Times Dodges My Cancellation Bullet Again”

  1. Tom says:

    Geoff,

    I couldn’t care less if you cancle the NY Times.

    Just please don’t cancle the NH Register – Please……

    Tom

  2. Ken says:

    >Online you find stories based on your interest. In print you often stumble upon stories by accident because you’re limited to exploring the paper in a linear fashion, page-by-page.

    Well said. I didn’t realize that until I read your comment but I always prefer the printed version. However, the most economical way to receive the papers I subscribe to today are the online e-editions.

    >Print will die some day. When it does those paper induced accidental finds will disappear. Sad.

    I hope they do not do away with e-editions. By the way, I checked out the link to the NYT Electronic Edition and bookmarked it. I’m definitely considering it.

    Ken

  3. Gary says:

    Print will never die, but it won’t be the primary format by which information is delivered.

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