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Monday, March 22, 2010

“People don’t want more information, they want the minimum information they need to understand a topic.”

(Matt Thompson quoted on Twitter)

I Googled Matt and found this quote,
“Time to stop breaking the news and start fixing it.”

What I learned from his sites: Time is just one way to measure news, and newspapers lose to electronic media if timeliness is the standard. However, another perspective for news is context or usefulness.

Imagine if that was the standard. It might save or, better yet, transform the news industry. Maybe that is already starting.

Useful thinking about many things that are affected by technology.


  1. News is timeliness and usefulness or simply interesting to your background.

  2. Good point Randy! I'm reading blogs about suits and fountain pens, and lovin' it! News is about what interests you.