I wish I’d thought of this first. But I didn’t. So instead, here’s 10 Reasons You’ll Actually Miss Newspapers, by Dan Frommer on businessinsider.com (he’s got it illustrated one picture per item, too, worth clicking on the original just for the pictures):
- Starting a fire
- Wrapping presents
- Espionage (that one really needs the picture, a guy with a newspaper hiding his face).
- Pet bedding
- Feeling good about recycling them
- Wrapping fish and chips
- Party hats
- Around the house (needs some examples; the picture shows newspaper crushed around the edge of an air conditioner)
- Quality international and investigative journalism. Dan adds:
Sure, today’s new, lean-staffed Web publishers are good at reporting and analyzing the news back home. But who’s going to staff the Baghdad bureau?
And I say, really? Baghdad bureau? Today’s new lean-staffed Web publishers are good at reporting and analyzing the news here in the United States?