Many people are wondering about the fate of newspapers. How will they survive? This is an important question, and many people want to find a way to save the newspapers. Clay Shirky has poignant observations about why newspapers are in trouble, and why they simply can't survive.
Clay Shirky, in case you don't know him, is wicked smart and relentlessly observant. So if you want to maintain a glimmer of hope that newspapers will somehow make it, please don't read his essay. On the other hand, if you have strong powers of denial then go right ahead.