18 Augustus 2010

Sekerlik op Suid Afrikaners ook van toepassing..


Ek leen die volgende stukkie uit 'n blog deur C.S. Hayden http://cshayden.blogspot.com/


This alarming possibility [of newspaper extinction] threatens all of us, because reading newspapers is, in the end, what makes us Americans. We are prudent, practical, common-sense people. And what could be more common-sense -- more downright American -- than chopping down vast swaths of trees, loading them onto trucks, driving the trucks to paper mills where the trees are ground into paste and reconstituted as huge rolls of newsprint, which are put back onto trucks and carted across the country to printing plants where they are turned into newspapers as we know them (with sections folded into one another -- or not -- according to a secret formula designed for maximum mess and frustration and known only to a few artisans) and then piling these finished newspapers into a third set of trucks that fan out before dawn across every metropolitan area dropping piles here and there, so that a network of newspaper deliverers can transfer them to smaller trucks or cars and go house to house hiding newspapers in the bushes or throwing them at the cat, and patriotic citizens can ultimately glance at the front page, take Sports to the john, tear out the crossword puzzle and throw the rest away?

1 opmerking:

marti.vandendool het gesĂȘ...

Alles ontstellend waar, maar die bedreiging is nie net gerig aan koerante nie, maar nuus as sulks, soos in beriggewing, radio en TV nuus, en internet, ens.