IT Trends :: Thursday, June 1, 2006


How Do You Get the News?

By Terry Calhoun

Up until very recently, I read five or more newspapers each day. I would stop on the way home after work and purchase the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, and the New York Times. I would already have the Michigan Daily because there is free distribution of it in the lobby of our building. And the Ann Arbor News is waiting for me by the mailbox when I get home.

Now I'm down to only the Ann Arbor News and the Sunday New York Times. Why is that? Has my reading speed slowed? No. Can I no longer afford to buy so many papers? No. (Although my wife is happy that I don't spend that money.) Am I just too busy in the evenings doing housework? Absolutely not!

Maybe you've guessed by now that "Why is that" is a trick question. Actually, the language of the factual set-up to the question is misleading. Here's how...

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