Garrison Keillor wrote an interesting article entitled, “Newspapers give us style all our own.” It’s an excellent piece which I greatly enjoyed. Newspapers are classic. They do portray certain cool style when you are reading one in a cafe. Newspapers do need to stick around to have that visceral connection with the news.
But there’s one thing that is in the back of my head. Instead of just being a consumer, I’d also rather be a creator, which the internet enables me to be both a consumer and a creator. Keillor mentions rule number five for reading the newspaper:
Always rip out a story or two and tuck it in your pocket. Not casually, like it was a recipe for meatballs, but with urgency and purpose. This creates an indelible aura of mystery.
Stick the story in your pocket? I’d rather post a link to the story on my blog with commentary. Just like what I’m doing here. And plus we can hear what the readers of my blog think of this article too. Comments, anyone?