This morning I posted Questioning The N&O’s Publisher About His Open Letter.
Dan Gearino, a former N&O columnist and business editor, also posted in response to publisher Orage Quarles’ letter.
Here’s some of what Gearino said:
This last paragraph is perhaps the most revealing of all.Gearino’s entire post's here. I hope you give it a look.
At a moment when everyone agrees that the newspaper industry’s biggest handicap is its failure to smartly adapt to the digital age, Quarles promises only that the N&O will still “be in your driveway.”
In fact, online readers can’t even find Quarles’ remarks on the N&O’s site — which is why I couldn’t link to them here.
He doesn’t seem to realize that, in fact, the driveway is a graveyard. It’s where newspapers eventually will die, not thrive, as technology pushes relentlessly forward.