I have had a busy last few weeks, no time for blogging, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to point out these stories from the past weeks New York Times. Each, in its own way, highlights our changing print-media business and the challenges we face. My company (The Washington Post) like many others, is trying to figure out how to survive without changing; personally I don't think that's possible.
We are truly at an historical crossroads; today's technology, like the printing press before it, is evolving information delivery and consumption before our eyes. These are not changes which will take 5 or 10 years to have an impact, they are impacting right now. Where this is headed I don't have a clue. What I do know, however, is that we will not exist in our present form for much longer.
These articles, thanks to the rapid archiving of the Times site, may not be online for long; read 'em and weep.