but there will be more where they came from!
people have been predicting the death of the newspaper for ages but i dont want to see it happen. the sydney morning herald is a sydney institution. the newspaper is a institution period. (gimme a break on grammar there, i gotta be entertained somehow)
i spent my school life quoting "SMH 30.4.85" or some similar date.
i spent my saturday mornings selling the sydney morning herald and the occasional australasian post.
i earned my living at a factory where they invented and refined coloured inks for newspapers.
my mother earned a living typesetting for newspapers. my father reads newspapers. my grandfather used newspaper clippings as intellectual trade.
what will we do without newspapers? what will we use to pack breakables in? start fires? line the birdcage? hang behind the dunny door? what will we forget to buy on the momentous day our kids are born? what will we later pay a small fortune for as a special keepsake?
most distressing of all.......
WHAT WILL SERVE AS INFORMAL TIME CAPSULE AND HOLD US ENTRANCED WHEN WE COME ACROSS IT UNEXPECTEDLY MONTHS YEARS OR DECADES LATER????