Derb's Mixed Messages
John Derbyshire presents a lecture in the Corner about the realities of online magazines. Essentially, "we don't put much effort into it." And here's why:
That's interesting. Why, just the other day, on that bit of ephemera known as NRO, Mr. Derbyshire wrote the following:
Let's see, frightened patients and nervous parents at the orthodontist's office versus considered reading from people all over the world, generating several emails per week years after publication. And the Web is at a much earlier stage of development than magazine tables at the doctor's. The Web is only going to become less ephemeral, and readers who come across pieces there will have more often been looking for the information provided.
I'd say the online media people ought to reconsider their emphasis. The content made available now will be floating around cyberspace long after the Derb's dentist retires.
Posted by Justin Katz @ 10:53 AM EST