What I mean is, we will only go so far with technology before there is some push back.
That push back may be happening now. According to research done by the National Newspaper Association, readership is up for newspapers (www.nna.org). The NNA reports, "In 2008, more people reported reading a newspaper each week, rising to 86 percent form 82 percent in 2005 and 83 percent in 2007."
I thought that was an extremely high number. And it gets better, "They also report that they're spending more time reading the newspaper, up to 45 minutes, an increase over 2005 (38 minutes) and 2007 (42 minutes)."
While some want to write off newspapers as a dying breed, I'm not ready to jump on that bandwagon. I am ready to admit newspapers need to continue to be smart, responsive to readers and nimble enough to dance with the times.
While this may disappoint some who will have to admit they were wrong about the future of newspapers, they're not going away as an entire industry.