This John Branston column from the Memphis Flyer is either the wittiest piece of satire I’ve ever read or part of a strange new syndrome I’m detecting– old media guys in alternative press starting to act as apologists for the Old Ways. (Schutze seemed to be guilty of it this week, but I suspect his tongue was planted firmly in cheek.)

If John’s site accepted comments, or even had an easily-findable place to email him, I’d let him know that I actually did read his column on my phone. No lie.

"Contemporary Media, Inc.," indeed.

UPDATE: Wonderful illustration of the old-school concept gone awry by Wilson Miner.

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.