The Internet Changed Everything

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on October 1, 2012

Max Frankel, a former editorial page editor, wrote a wonderful piece about Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the New York Times publisher who recently passed away. The article talks how Sulzberger “never ordered an article to be printed or deleted from the news columns of his paper.” One of the most interesting tidbits in the article was when Suzberger was confronted about the death of newspapers at the hand of the internet he said:

“Wake me up when I can take it to the toilet.”

No truer words have ever been spoken.

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  1. Rob Tornoe says:

    I guess Mr. Frankel doesn’t own a smart phone.

  2. cassandra_m says:

    Stop taking your smartphone into the bathroom. Yikes.

    One of Sulzberger’s real legacies is making the NYT into a nationwide paper. I’m not sure if he made it into the “newspaper of record’ or if he took that status to make it more of a national paper, but I bet the NYT misses Sulzberger’s kind of leadership.