The Future History of the Newspaper Industry

Friday, May 17, 2013


For as long as the newspaper industry has existed, people have been prognosticating about what it would look like in the future. Matt Novak, the author of the Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog, speaks with Bob about these predictions - some of which have been much more accurate than others.


Matt Novak

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Andrew Sleeth from Raleigh, NC

It's strange Bob and his guest would find pneumatic newspaper delivery laughable, especially considering that's pretty much the concept behind many of our local daily's delivery options. Only, instead of a utility service constructed of sealed pipes propelling paper broadsheets to our door, it's a PDF representation of the print version being accelerated through a copper or fiberoptic cable system.

May. 19 2013 09:28 PM
John from Austin TX

And people look at me weird when I talk about the benefit of a national pneumatic tube network.

" is tubing me the "Social Media Venn Diagram" shirt I ordered."

May. 19 2013 10:48 AM

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