PC and Pixel by Tak Bui

PC and Pixel

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  1. WillardMBaker

    WillardMBaker said, about 1 year ago

    Me too! I use a chimney starter to light the barbeque bricklets. How am I supposed to do that without newspaper?

  2. SavannahJack

    SavannahJack said, about 1 year ago

    Soapbox moment:
    When your product is losing sales, you have two choices: improve the product or reduce the costs/quality of the product to levels the reduced sales will support.
    In the 1980s, faced with the looming challenge of alternative media (television, the incipient Internet), newspapers made a disastrous choice: cut costs. Because many of the major, trend-setting papers had surrendered their newsrooms to the MBAs of the world, wresting control of the news from the newsmen, the quality of journalism plummeted.
    The trend was cyclical, and like the death-spiral of a biplane in a WWI movie, has left a lovely trail of smoke as the main (and only) source of news to the public was replaced with happytime lipsmilers who gum the wire copy without comprehension and the paranoid rumormongers of the Internets.
    Professional journalism, which once revealed (and so helped to control) the evils of corporations and politicians, eviscerated itself. The profession sold itself to the bean-counters, forgetting the sacred trust of the Fourth Estate.
    And now, the bums who wrap themselves in the paper are the only ones who will ever mourn their passing.

  3. msowards

    msowards said, about 1 year ago

    @SavannahJack

    Woe! Jack. Got a little burr under that saddle?

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