Will You Miss Print Newspapers When They're Gone?

The Christian Science Monitor, a Pulitzer-winning daily newspaper, announced yesterday that it will stop printing daily editions and focus on its online edition, as well as use the savings to keep foreign bureaus open. Media pundits have been claiming the End of Print for decades, but the CSM is the first large-scale news operation to really take the plunge. We're obviously pretty keen on free digital information at Lifehacker, but also wondering if we, and maybe our readers, will some day miss the portability, the lack of battery power or Wi-Fi connections, and the general look and feel of print newspapers. Are you in the same boat, or do you think the writing is on the wall when it comes to news delivery? Would you settle for a half-way solution, like a Kindle-esque news reader or print-on-demand papers? Tell us your take on the future of print in the comments. Photo by Matt Mattila.


    Would I miss a newspaper for religious freaks? No? Would I miss any News Ltd papers. NO! Would I miss newspapers in general, ABSOLUTELY! The web is terrible for reading. Nothing like all the news laid out in front of you over a coffee. The web will never beat that. You can stick all your eBooks where the sun don't shine :)

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