This USA Today article asks the provocative question: what would techies do to help the flagging newspaper industry? The author says that "newspapers desperately need some out-of-the-box reinventing." So WWTD? Well, a fellow named Alan Warms is quoted as suggesting that "maybe The Times-Picayune in New Orleans should buy the blog "Ernie the Attorney: Law and Technology Observations From a Lawyer Living and Practicing in Post-Katrina New Orleans."
Wow! Thanks for the kind (and somewhat over-the-top) shout out, Alan. He also suggested that "the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in Cheyenne should buy ‘I Bet After Sex He Smokes a Ham,’ which is a blog by "a gay artist living in rural Wyoming." The author of the article suggested that "tech folks don’t really have any radical, interesting ideas for newspapers."
Gee, I don’t know. Those ideas sound pretty radical to me. Not so much viable, but definitely radical.