Now, I’m not a die-hard ‘information wants to be free’ crusader, and I really don’t have a problem with paying a reasonable fee for media that I’m interested in. However, I do want to be able to use the information that I pay for, and a specialized system is not something I’m willing to pay for. Give me text on a webpage, RSS feeds for my newsreader…information I can use, not something that locks it away.
The writing’s been on the wall for some time now, but it’s just been made official: tomorrow’s print run of the Seattle P-I will be its last.
This isn’t much of a surprise. I knew at the time of the collapse that the reporting of the accident was not the PI’s finest hour.
I’ll freely admit that, while geeky, I’m not one who will stand in line for hours for an item I can get faster and easier if I wait a few days. I’m less concerned with ‘firsties’ than with my own convenience. That said — I love the fact that the customer in this video actually calls the reporter on his idiotic ‘reporting.’