Isn't it funny?

Over the past year, I’ve found myself reading the newspaper in print less and less. Other than watching it for changes in coverage patterns, the main thing that brings me in every day is the comics.

See, comics online are tough– because you have to go to many different sites to get your favorite strips.

37325shotOr you did, until last week’s release of this Konfabulator widget.

Pretty sweet, eh? And note the user comments about cancelling newspaper subscriptions.

Could a simple change in comic consumption mechanisms put a hurt on newspapers? Maybe. After all, it was the nail in the coffin of the Dallas Times-Herald.

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.