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Tribune chairman sees newspapers being replaced by PDFs

John Moe Jul 2, 2010

Sam Zell, chairman of the still-in-bankruptcy Tribune Corporation, said in an interview that he sees a day when newspaper home delivery will have to go away:

“Going forward, it’s going to require all kinds of different approaches, including probably most significant, the elimination of home delivery and the replacement of it by PDFs.”

Look, maybe that would work even though I can’t really imagine any kind of scenario – at all- where PDFs would be preferable to a browser or a dedicated app or anything like that. Or maybe it’s as insane an idea as it seems and the chairman of this huge newspaper organization has absolutely no clue how the digital era is operating.

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