David Shaw points to Slashdot's Robin Miller posting
"... a very interesting meditation on how newspapers can succeed in the present and future. It's a long piece, but worth your time to read, since its lessons are appropriate for b2b publishers.
I don't think print is dead, but its primacy as a text- and still-image delivery vehicle certainly is. And I think all the talk about whether print is dead is pointless--the distribution and format of communications will certainly change (as it is doing now), and will continue to change forever. We no longer paint on cave walls, or etch into stone tablets, or use monks to hand-copy texts. So what if newspapers as physical objects eventually pass away?
The idea of newspapers (as a compendium of news, analysis, opinion, comics pages and stock and sports box scores) will continue.
I think the same goes for magazines, regardless of whether they're printed or not. The worst thing we can do is spend time trying to defend ink-on-paper. "
Read Davids comments on B2B and Robin's "A Recipe for Newspaper Survival in the Internet Age"