Look what they done

To the Wall Street Journal.

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I suppose the new format makes it easier to schlep around, but I feel a sense of loss. The old WSJ had a kind of a grandeur about it. It’s like I went to sleep one night with a ’55 Cadillac Coupe DeVille in my garage, woke up the next morning and somebody had swapped it out for a little Hyundai or something. An era’s over, without my permission.

(Yeah, I know, newspapers are dinosaurs, etc. etc. I’m the first one to say so. But I didn’t really view the WSJ as a newspaper, more like a daily magazine. And sometimes I like to read hardcopy, maybe because I work at a computer screen all day long.)

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7 Responses to Look what they done

  1. Yes, well, not all of us are fortunate enough to “work” from home, Mortensen. Some poor sods have to commute on public transport everyday, and a big broadsheet just isn’t convenient.

    :-)

    Most “quality” UK broadsheets switched to the ‘Berliner’ size a few years ago. It’s basically a compromise; The need to reduce for commercial reasons but avoiding the downmarket ‘tabloid’ tag.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berliner_(format)

  2. Kirsten says:

    “Mortensen”????

    LOL

  3. Kirsten says:

    “work”??????

    LOLOL

  4. Well, the comment was good, but I had to laugh at your responses!

    Our local daily went “tabloid” a few years ago citing economic reasons. After the predictable flurry of letters decrying the end of an era, it’s now a non-issue (no pun intended)(for once). But the WSJ!!?? I agree with you, K.

    (You’ll probably respond with, “Pun?????”)

    John

  5. Yeah, “work”, you know, that four letter word.

    Working, exchanging Giga Pets, blogging and censoring certain people’s replies.

    *arches eyebrow*

    I just don’t know how you find the time!

  6. Kirsten says:

    Exchanging Giga Pets? I’m sure I don’t know what you’re talking about!

  7. Kirsten says:

    p.s. John, I’m thinking of declaring this blog a pun-free zone . . . :-)

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