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Old 01-27-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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Call "print newspapers" as "snailpapers" because they arrive with news is 12 hrs old

The Newspaper Death Watch blog webbed by Paul Gillin has a post today about "snailpapers" -- as a term of endearment, although some criticism is implied by the term, too, obviously -- here: (scroll down to item)

http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/n...wall-pill.html


ITEM: [He] has come up with a new word for newspapers. He calls
them “snailpapers.” [But] the longtime newspaperman insists this is a
term of endearment, not derision. He thinks maybe if newspapers poked
more fun at themselves instead of getting all righteously indignant
about new media, they would generate more sympathy.



Newspaper Death Watch: chronicling the decline of
newspapers and the rebirth of journalism


Snailmail, coined in 1982. Snailpapers, coined in 2009.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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THE SNAILPAPER STATEMENT by DAN BLOOM


"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that while the Digital Age
is upon us fast and furious, the print newspaper -- hereafter dubbed
the "snailpaper" -- shall persevere as a good daily read, a
fascinating look at the world around us and a valuable tool for
understanding oped pundits and above the fold headlines. Sure, the
dear snailpaper will also be seen as a useful tool

for wrapping fish at the Fulton Fish Market or lining the bird cage in
the den, but all kidding aside -- har! har! -- the daily snailpaper
can hold its head high and be certain of its place in the culture.
While news migrates in pixels and bytes to the Internet at an
exponential rate, piling breaking story upon breaking story and
turning everyone and his mother into a 24/7 news freak and RSS
aggregator, the plodding snailpaper will nevertheless remain the
bedrock of analysis and insight, from sea to shining sea, delivered at
a snail's pace, yes, read at a snail's pace, yes, and absorbed, word
for word -- on glorius printed paper! white newsprint reflecting inked
letters! -- at a snail's pace, yes, as long as the Republic of Letters
shall live."

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Old 02-04-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
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This is, of course, Dan Bloom's sock puppet posting a link to one of Dan Bloom's multiple blogs (which contain content created by and about Dan Bloom), attempting to drive traffic Dan Bloom's way while, apparently, still hoping that people aren't aware that he is Dan Bloom. Tell it to the class of 2099, Dan Bloom!

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Just ignore, Darren Garrison, above. Why he thinks i, Dan Bloom, want to drive traffic to a site that it nothing more than a scrapblog for me to file away things for my own use, with virtually no traffic ever and none wanted, is beyond me, but that's Darren for you. I like the guy. I know he means well. Just ignore him. He is completely off base and wrong, but c'est la vie in the blogosphere these days.

Here's a new post about the snailpaper meme here in the Richmond Times Dispatch, written not by me, Darren, but by the deputy editor of the editorial page there, on his blog. He likes the term "snailpaper" and understands what I am trying to do with it. He blogs: "Danny Bloom, the gent who coined the term “crash blossoms,“ [see New York Times "On Language" column by Ben Zimmer about how the new term "crash blossoms" was coined, January 31 issue online and in print] writes and calls to share the idea that “snailpapers” would make a good term for the print version of newspapers. He’s even penned a manifesto: [partial quote from the Snailpaper Statement...all in good fun and seriousness at the same time. Not everyone has to like the snailpaper term, and all POVs are welcome, both pro and con.]


http://barticles.mytimesdispatch.com...date/#comments

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