Every time Bill O'Reilly uses the downturn or closing of newspapers as a rationale for liberalism as a reason for lost revenue, I wonder why he never uses the same generalization for the closing of any other business.
Information wants to be free, but the creators of information also need to eat. Which of these interests ultimately prevails, although partly a business issue, depends fundamentally on legal considerations.
We call our children digital natives. But a digital generation is made, not born. Children must learn not just how to surf, link, load and click, but how to ask, judge and think to understand our world.
The demise of the daily Monitor's print edition was only the latest example of how newspapers are rapidly moving from doorstep to desktop as they grapple with life in the brave new world of the Internet.