Tim O’Reilly diz ter ouvido rumores de que o San Franciso Chronicle, um dos maiores jornais norte-americanos, está em dificuldades. Numa recente reunião de emergência da direcção, o director terá dito: the news business “is broken, and no one knows how to fix it.And if any other paper says they do, they’re lying.”
O que suscita o seguinte comentário de Tim O’Reilly:
“We talk about creative destruction, and celebrate the rise of blogging as citizen journalism and Craigslist as self-service advertising, but there are times when something that seemed great in theory arrives in reality, and you understand the downsides. I have faith both in the future and in free markets as a way to get there, but sometimes the road is hard. If your local newspaper were to go out of business, would you miss it? What kinds of jobs that current newspapers do would go undone?”
Arrisco uma resposta: Nenhum…?