Viser arkivet for stikkord nytimes

• Not that it’s anything we think the New York Times Company should do, but we thought it was worth pointing out that it costs the Times about twice as much money to print and deliver the newspaper over a year as it would cost to send each of its subscribers a brand new Amazon Kindle instead. •

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Doc Searls (“markets are conversations” fyren) skriver om hvordan nyheter formidles om dagen:

Here’s the problem with most news: it isn’t. It’s olds. It happened hours ago, or last night, or yesterday, or last month, or before whenever the deadline was in the news organization’s current “news cycle”. It’s not now.

To be truly alive, truly new, truly part of the life of its readers, a newspaper needs to be on the live web and not just the static one. It needs to flow news, and not just post it.

Dave Winer, mannen bak den første RSS specifikationen, har alltid forklaret RSS som “a river of news”. For det er jo det er; om jeg er tilbake til RSS leseren efter en ferie er det som har hendt ikke relevant. Om det er viktigt kommer nån (direkte eller via nye strømmer) at fortelle mig om det.

Men som allt annet er det jo ikke perfekt, som en kommentar siger:

News has been running like rivers into financial market terminals for many years, courtesy of the newswires and integration firms like Tibco, that have brought them together into one feed. This did indeed follow on from the teletype terminals that noisily sat next to my desk when I started as a journalist. [..] The faster a river flows, the greater the risk of drowning.