The man who saw it all in 1992

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Newspaper men started predicting the digital revolution with amazing accuracy as long ago as 1992, way before the internet got going properly.
With that kind of notice, who knows where we might have been able to get to by now?

Ahem, from the Washington Post’s managing editor Robert Kaiser in 1992…

“The Post is not in a pot of water, and we’re smarter than the average frog,” Kaiser wrote. “But we do find ourselves swimming in an electronic sea where we could eventually be devoured — or ignored as an unnecessary anachronism. Our goal, obviously, is to avoid getting boiled as the electronic revolution continues.”

Comments

  1. Maybe Kaiser was clever because he saw it coming, but it won’t stop them from being boiled. They’re insulting the consumer base: http://notsosubtle.org/2012/08/23/wapoattacksmillenials/

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