I came across an interesting post today entitled “My Luddite Summer” by NYT blogger Timothy Egan. Just wanted to share this tidbit:
Came back to the city. Took part in a three-day experiment with other writers to see who was better informed — readers of newspapers only, or readers of the Web who had to stay away from aggregator sites built on newspaper stories. The dead-tree team kicked a little digital butt, in my humble opinion, during Slate’s first annual News Junkie Smackdown. Didn’t matter. All the things we thought were important for a democracy to stay informed — Boeing’s inability to get its latest plane off the ground, Hillary Clinton’s overseas tour, Nancy Pelosi on her health care bottom line — merited not even a mention among the Webbies.
No commentary today. I’ll just let that one stand on its own.