The business of
journalists is to destroy the truth... We are the tools and vassals of
rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the
strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are
all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
-John Swinton, speech given while working for the New York Sun, 1880
Jeff's essay Rhizome,
Communication, and Our “One-Time Shot”. Then read his
free 60 page ebook title A Theory of
It's available for download in the top right
corner of his site.
Newspapers are Mainframes
Are newspapers headed for extinction in the era of
Venture capitalist Peter Rip sees many similarities between mainframes
of old which were replaced by personal computers and today's newspapers:
"The recent travails at Knight
Ridder are getting a lot of attention (NYT,
) of late. Some believe we are beginning the death
march for newspapers and old media. "
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tuned for more stories of how people are regaining
control of their news media.