The Death of Print Newspapers is Near
November 1, 2009
I think it is inevitable that, in the near future, most print newspapers and magazines will go 100% electronic. Fewer and fewer people will be interested in receiving information the old fashioned way. Only those businesses that embrace the new communication technologies will survive.
The other day I was talking to my wife about how newspapers are going out of business across the country and I thought of a new way to deliver the daily paper to consumers. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to order and receive the newspaper directly on your television set? Imagine not having to hold the huge paper in your hands. You could use a remote control to flip through the pages, click on links, access videos and even save and email favorite articles. Advertisers could include direct links to their business web sites.
I guess what I’m saying is…the Internet will probably soon be available through the TV in your living room. And I know it already is if you use an Apple TV, but I’m more talking about a system where the Internet is available, by default, on all cable TV systems.
The death of print newspapers and magazines is near. He who accepts the future can capitalize on it.