pat walters

freelance journalist in memphis

immortal paper

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Paper will live forever. No joke. So says National Journal media critic Bill Powers.

He wrote “Hamlet’s Blackberry: Why Paper is Eternal” [PDF] for Harvard’s Shorenstein Center almost a year ago. Found it on the Achenblog this afternoon. Looks highly interesting.

From the lede:

Perhaps the problem is not with the pages the news is printed on, but the news itself.

I can’t claim to have read the 50-page monster yet. I’ll do that tonight. Now heading over to nearby (and as yet unvisited) Goner Records to buy a CD for a friend … and browse some (immortal) vinyl.

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Written by patwalters

August 21, 2007 at 6:10 pm

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