Who Needs Newspapers Anymore?
Spotted this on my (new) commute in to work. Walking by, I was struck by how empty it looked… so many slots empty. In the age of Twitter and RSS feeds, physical papers feel like another era sometimes.
At first, on seeing this… it made me feel like people no longer really read newspapers. But another thought occurred to me: these might all be empty because people are still actively reading newspapers.
And moments after I took this photo, a woman walked up and grabbed a copy of the RedEye, as though she was intent on proving me wrong.
From here on out, I’m going to keep a close eye on this. I’ll be curious to see if it’s always this empty, or if people are still actively grabbing papers to/from work.
// Edit: Just spotted this on BB, and thought it pretty appropriate. Basement was once used to print newspapers, now is a fiber-optic interchange.