Local Papers Offer Cheap Tablets and Disease Prevention (Sorta)

To say that print media is dying would be an understatement; that shit is dead and decomposing.  I think the only reason people still purchase magazines or books is to radiate their self-appreciated intellectualism to nearby observers.  Nothing says “I’m with it” like a crisp copy of TIME.  Maybe that’s a little harsh; my dad still buys two newspapers daily, but that’s only because he doesn’t realize 100% of the information is repeated online.  Plus, he likes the funnies.

The Philadelphia newspapers realize their industry is barely breathing, which is why the Philadelphia Media Network is implementing a new online subscription incentive today, offering $99 Android tablets for anyone who signs up for two years.  You can sign up for only one year, but the tablet bumps up to $129, because you are a brainless Philistine.  Monthly subscriptions are $9.99 for two years, $12.99 for one.

After seeing the new flick Contagion last night, I gotta say:  I am all for these new fangled tablets and personalized media devices.  The less people that touch my shit, the greater my chances for survival in a worldwide bat/pig virus epidemic.  Hard copies of newspapers are like interpersonal ferries for germs and disease.  F that.

Source:  Cnet News

 

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Colin Dolan

Colin is a Delco native chock full of trivial, 90's Nickelodeon knowledge and malty craft beers. He hasn't heard a Beck album he didn't think was the second coming of Sgt. Pepper's and absolutely, positively despises the fact that Temple University is changing the obnoxiously wordy title of the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media major right as he is on the cusp of graduating.

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