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The death of print: a case of suicide, not murder

By Tom Chatfield  

The way we used to live

Via Andrew Sullivan, I’ve just been enjoying a fine (long) post by Clay Shirky on “Newspapers and thinking the unthinkable.” Shirky is an “American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies” and the author, most recently, of Here Comes Everybody. He has, in other words, good reason to gloat at the not-so-slow-motion landslide that is the current collapse of print newspapers. Usually, I’m suspicious of one medium’s eagerness to pronounce another…

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