My Luddite Summer

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.

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