Paying for Print, Skipping the Ads

The shift has ravaged newspapers, done little harm to books.

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Hope you did something fun during your holiday weekend. Me, I alphabetized a bunch of books and threw away a ton of magazines. Which got me wondering. Did my lost weekend indicate something significant about the differing fortunes of text-based media? Does it mean that books possess some special set of attributes that render them better able to survive in a digital age?

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