I wrote the bottom of this post first and assigned it to the category "media." Then it struck me that I'd written about this before, so I went looking. (And why doesn't Typepad have tools for this? I get the list of posts, but have to go to Google to get the permalinks. Maybe I'm missing something.)
So, I get to see how my personal screening system keeps letting in this topic, and my take on it. Interesting. And probably educational. So, I'm adding weblogs and education to the categories. After all, it's my blog, right? And here's the original post.
An article for the newspaper world gets it:
The newspaper industry has known for a long time that eventually wood pulp would give way to microprocessors. That long-awaited paradigm shift now seems imminent. We may very soon be predominately an electronic medium, and that has many print executives on edge.
Newspapers have enjoyed some of the biggest profit margins of any industry for decades, and it is unclear if those can hold in a Web-based environment.
Moreover, when you no longer need the millions of dollars in capital, the multimillion dollar press, the network of delivery people fanning out across the land, to start a newspaper, the door opens to competition.