We'll miss the paper when it's gone

Mike Boyle
Feb 24, 2013 11:20PM

I've recently started reading printed newspapers again. It's such a pleasure to actually thumb through the pages over a coffee or beer and stumble across fascinating articles that you never would have noticed online.

Once you start looking for newspapers in art, they're everywhere. They're subject matter, they're used as material for art making, and of course for many many years they were essential accessories in the lifestyles of artists and thinkers.

Of course I still mostly read the news online, and I think the death of the printed newspaper is by this point inevitable. It will be a little sad when it happens, though. We'll lose that sense of continuity with the past, and it's hard to feel excited about looking at future oil paintings of café intellectuals squinting at their iPads.

Mike Boyle
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