Sitting in an economy-class seat on a United Airlines flight, I ducked for the third time as the gentleman next to me struggled to turn the page of his newspaper. While he was perusing the day's events, I was contemplating the unfortunate juxtaposition of two iconic formsthe oversized broadsheet newspaper and the undersized airline seatand the current state of two industries in deep financial trouble. News stories. Crosswords. Horoscopes. Book reviews. Political cartoons. Recipes. Ink-stained fingers. Papier mâché. Stuffing sodden shoes. Wrapping fish and chips. Ad hoc packing materials. Starting bonfires. These are things that I think about when…
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