It was the spring of 1994. I’m pretty sure it was Jan Larson’s Magazine class (I can’t remember if it was editing or writing or just magazines in general). It might have been advanced reporting. There were a dozen or so of us seated around a large wooden table and Ms. Larson was trying to get us to discuss the future of the media of journalism.
She told us how the Internet would change the way we worked, reported, and read newspapers. Someday, she said, newspapers might only exist on the Web.
“Pshaw,” I said. Yes, I was 22 and I said pshaw. “People will never give up their actual newspapers. Who’s going to drink their coffee with a computer?”
Yeah. I’ve always been a forward thinker.
In other news, The Star-Tribune has filed for bankruptcy. As much as I love to hate on it (mostly for their invasive advertising), it saddens me to see it going downhill so quickly. Poor, poor Strib.