Delayed gratification

At first I wasn’t going to post that the NYT was merging its print and online newsrooms, lest other dailies get similar ideas.

Then I saw the real hedline (emphasis mine):

New York Times to merge print and online newsrooms in 2007

I quote the inimitable James Lileks:

And so the Internet had it for lunch, because the Internet
does not have to schedule 17 meetings to develop a strategy for
impactfully maximizing brand leverage in emerging markets; the Internet
does not have to worry about how a decision will affect one’s
management trajectory; the Internet smells blood and leaps, and that
has turned the game around, for better or worse.
So we’re back
to where we were in 1904 – except that the guys on the corner shouting
WUXTRY, WUXTRY aren’t grimy urchins selling the paper – they’re the
people who wrote the damn thing, too.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.