In the space of a couple of hours I read this open letter from the editor of the LA Times about these crazy times for the newspaper industry, and came across a letter I wrote in 1999 to Alan in response to the Guardian advertising the post of “internet editor” (a post I thought should not exist). Every issue confronted in the contemporary letter was already very much to the fore over 7 years ago; every positive step cited this month was as obvious back then.
Alan’s climate change metaphor holds: the number of deniers is falling. But we’re still doing more fretting than acting.
Nice summary of the LA Times piece (which is terribly long) from Jemima Kiss here.