The Cost of Print

Following on from the previous post looking back at a possible future, a piece at Silicon Alley Insider speculates about the cost of printing the New York Times. Not sure about the math, but they reckon you could give every subscriber a kindle for the price of print and distribution and have enough left to do it all again:

Are we trying to say the the New York Times should force all its print subscribers onto the Kindle or else? No. That would kill ad revenues and also, not everyone loves the Kindle.

What we’re trying to say is that as a technology for delivering the news, newsprint isn’t just expensive and inefficient; it’s laughably so.

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