Does anyone reading this have a daily or weekly newspaper subscription? I suspect not.
That's not to say that you haven't bookmarked your local newspaper's website (or included its feed in your RSS reader), but what I'm talking about is an ongoing subscription to a bundled newsprint edition, thrown at your door every morning to ink up your hands as you plod your way through its many ad-riddled pages over a cup of coffee. Yeah, no thanks.
Does print media even have a place in a world with blogs, Facebook and YouTube—plus a smartphone that you can take with you onto the train or into the bathroom to consume them?
Newspapers have slowly begun to realize this, but for some reason have decided that the tablet
is their saviour—and are now collectively losing their s**t as tablet sales are slowing worldwide. I can think of no better example to illustrate this than the tablet edition of a local paper called Star Touch