Peter Kafka

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Hey! Old People Totally Use the Internet, Too!

They don’t even it call it a series of tubes, or whatever. So says the AARP, the not-that-old-people’s advocacy group.

That’s not really news. But they felt compelled to make a video to make their point, anyway.

I think this is supposed to be pitched to marketers, but, again–people who are in the business of reaching people 55 and up should know they’re online, right?

The excellent song, by the way, is “One Thing Leads To Another,” by the Fixx, from 1983. Which is pretty old!


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald