Printing The Times More Expensive Than Free Kindles for Every Subscriber

fIf you’re going by Silicon Alley Insider‘s Times-favoring calculations, the cost of printing and distributing hard copies of the paper are at least double the cost of buying every subscriber a shiny new Kindle.

While neither SAI (Silicon Alley Insider) nor I believe that The Times actually should entertain the notion of mass Kindle giving, the fact that they could do that and save a few hundred million dollars is stunning.

It would even be really funny if it weren’t so very sad. Here’s this formerly God-like news organization spending about $644 million/year to produce an ink-leaking thing that’s as ungainly as it is irrelevant. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: newspapers used to be the preferred medium for getting the news out, now they’re just the slowest and the most wasteful.

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2 responses to “Printing The Times More Expensive Than Free Kindles for Every Subscriber

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