The Newspaper Industry Gets Its First R&D Lab

From the first issue of Wired Magazine – when I was 11 years old.
credit to Cyrus.

The railroads fell victim to a classic example of forgetting which
business you’re in: Failing to see themselves as transport companies,
they were out-competed by trucking companies who saw that their
business was not trucks, but transportation.

The same thing could happen to the newspaper industry, according to
Roger Fidler, director of new media at Knight Ridder, a huge newspaper
chain based in Miami. “If we don’t do more R&D, we will lose our
industry,” Fidler said.”