The experience of sharing a physical newspaper

shutdown7/21/2011 11:32:44 am PDT

re: #12 Alouette

I have no nostalgia for print newspapers. I see that those who miss the print editions do so because they have fond memories associated with enjoying the paper with loved ones.

Print newspapers have gone the way of the phone booth.

I disagree in genreal with the notion that electronic media have made physical papers and books obsolete. This is not just an issue of nostalgia, but one of how the human mind receives, processes, and retains information. The mind processes and deals with physical books and newspapers differently than it does the electronic. It will take numerous human and technological generations before there is factual obsolescence of physical media.