Papers Try to Re-Invent Themselves

March 13, 2009



It is interesting to see Newspapers like the Guardian in the UK or the NY Times in the US are opening their articles and deep databases for APIs so that smart programmers can retool their content and share it around the world. I think this is a smart way for newspapers to go because their model is dying and by allowing people to re purpose their content it brings them back to relevancy and into the collective consciousness of all those that are on the web. I am sad that the old model of newspapers is dying because I really do love reading the papers in the morning when I have time. But I am really more excited to see what new and interesting model is invented from the deep content of newspapers and the power of the collective creativity of the internet. These are the moments in technology and information that are exciting to watch.

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