Do you subscribe to a paper newspaper? There was a time when I wasn't sure I could survive without a newspaper with my morning coffee. I read it cover to cover everyday. I have a friend who doesn't believe anything until she's seen it in print in at least two newspapers. To her, paper newspapers are all that can be trusted.
Then one day our newspaper up and announced it was going to print for home delivery only four days a week. That was a bummer. I was bad enough about having a newspaper with my coffee but not nearly as bad as Bob and his word games. I was ready to throw in the towel and cancel our subscription.
At that point I stopped reading the paper newspaper. Bob really had a hard time not receiving a paper every morning. In time I subscribed to USA Today for the sole purpose of him getting some kind of paper every morning. I think he'd grown accustomed to the thud every morning when the paper landed by the front door.
These days I go weeks without ever picking up the paper. He keeps the grocery store ads out on the table all week. Sometimes other pieces are there that I could pick up and read but I seldom do. How much am I missing by not reading a paper newspaper?
I heard Mitt Romney lamenting the fact that of his five young adult sons, not one of them subscribes to a paper newspaper. I suppose eventually paper newspapers will go away.
I have access to The Oregonian online because we subscribe to the paper version. I also subscribe to the online version of The New York Times but I don't feel like I've read a newspaper when I go online to read the news. I feel like I miss a lot.
I suppose I'm adjusting to getting my news in little bites from here and there. I think I'm beginning to like just a snippet. How much do I really want to know about a topic? How much do we miss when we get our news this way?
How do you get your news? How do you feel about paper newspapers?