The news about The UK's Independent ceasing print may have crossed your bows today.
This is a newspaper that was born (easily) in my lifetime (1986), I actually remember the launch – and when in the UK, an avid reader (yes the print version and yes even today). In an industry where Newspaper lives are measured in centuries, to see one born and die in my lifetime is a measure of speed of change.
Meanwhile, The Guardian, a much older newspaper, fully embraced the idea of digital very early. By embracing, not rejecting, digital it not only lives .. it thrives.
<blockquote>“It’s not a very good song, is it?”</blockquote>
David Bowie to Chris Martin
… on being asked if he would like to collaborate.
To me Coldplay is singularly the most over rated talentless act that I can think of. I know that flys in the face of their millions of fans, but popularity alone was never a measure of greatness was it ? Quite apart that Bowie just didn’t do anything – we knew that, but that he also said ‘no’ to what would likely have been a big selling single is yet another testament to his greatness.
The juxtaposition of the following two stories is interesting.
I often read about the lack of consistency of how the ‘law’ treats people. A common theme is that there is one for the rich, one for the poor. I see it more as you are ‘with us’ or ‘agin us’ .. and then certain people are picked on in certain cases so that ‘they can me made an example of’. So it was with interest that these two articles appeared on the same day in the UK’s Guardian Newspaper.