What is a News“paper” ?

Did you read your newspaper today? If you are a techno-savvy person, I bet reading the old style hard copy newspaper is a historic activity for you. In the days of internet boom reading a newspaper is becoming a less popular and an archival activity. Newspaper was mainly read for so-called “current” news, sports, weather, advertisements, politics, stocks, TV schedules, film reviews, horoscope etc… Today one can get all this stuff plus “live” weather and traffic updates not only on a computer but also on a PDA or a cell phone connected to the “easily available/enabled” internet. The transition should not be of a great surprise. The services like telegraph, telex, personal letters, video cassette recorder (VCR), conventional film camera, radio which were used very often in past (when I was a school going kid) are almost obsolete. Thus if you see a newspaper museum having an exhibitions of famous newspapers in the world in the near futures should not be of a great surprise. This is also an environmental friendly policy saving a lot of paper and thus the green trees. In addition, the information you get is real-time and has many other custom settings to suite your requirements. My speculation is that by 2012 there will be no daily newspapers circulated in your household.

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