Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Keeping posted...

Perhaps 15, no, maybe 20 years ago I was trying to use a new service at the time - I don't recall the name, but it was linked in some way to the early Compuserve. The idea in any case was to allow online access - prior to the web - to more up to date wire service and newspaper stories. What I wanted to follow as I remember it was the latest news on a hurricane or some such subject. All I got was time worn stories that failed to give me the "here and now".

So, too, I have found is the case even today.

It is astounding to see global stock markets is such astounding flux at 5:30 AM Eastern Standard Time today and to have so few news organizations, or purported "news" organization like Google News bringing this news to us. The New York Times has done the best job, but there seems to be nothing between New York Times-filed stories.

Why have we evolved so little over two decades?

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