Memo to the Weekly Standard: Newspapers are to information what the 8-track was to music.

The Weekly Standard is openly wondering whether the Denver Post’s internal war is worth the effort.

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No.

The newspaper is but a soldier in a war that was already fought and lost.

We do not need newspapers.

We need facts, but newspapers are not natural or divine decree. We can find all sorts of different ways and vehicles to disseminate information. We settled on journalism, but by no means os journalism the logical gold standard by any stretch.

Newspapers are relics of the past. They didn’t have to be, but as no one did anything to keep up with the times, that’s what happens.

It is akin to manufacturing 8-tracks and now making the argument that any other form of music dissemination is evil; so everyone should come crawling back to the 8-track.

This is how patently insane the journalistic argument has been.

The world can do a lot better than journalism, and newspapers.

It is a fear of an unknown in play — and as the Denver Post has a silly and redundant battle, the rest of the world can fight the wars the actually count for something more productive…

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