February 14, 2005
The Indy online

My paper of choice, The Indy, has a woeful online presence. No RSS, and password protection on old content. A real shame. It's not like they are likely to be making money online, after all. It hurts me that The Bigot is ahead of The Indescribablyboring online.

The Indy's science and technology editor seems to be pretty clued up, on the other hand. He's a blogger, after all - Charles on... anything that comes along. Perhaps he'll drag them into the 21st century? But I doubt it. Wise words from the techies seems to have no effect on the PHBs in my experience.

Still, no, Scobie, Newspapers aren't dead. The BBC and the like might well compete on pure news, but when it comes to editorial, opinion and background, I've found nothing online that competes with real papers. And even if I could, I still wouldn't be able to read it on the tube.

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at February 14, 2005 04:14 PM

Ah, The Independent. Brings back memories of back in '88 and '89 when I used to ritually purchase it each morning for the bus ride from South Croydon to Red Hill. It was certainly a quality newspaper back then and it sounds like it still is.

Posted by: Keith Pitty on February 15, 2005 01:32 AM
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