After 125 years as the "bible" of the newspaper business, Editor & Publisher magazine announced yesterday that it would shut its doors at the end of the year.
One hundred and twenty five years and pffft. E&P goes down with the newspaper ship.
Where will Google be in 125 years? What will Google mean in 125 years to media students and consumers? I heard Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, say once that after careful figuring the company estimates it will take approximately 300 years for them to catalogue all the world's information, which they aim to do. He had a good chuckle about that along with everyone else in the audience.
What will information even look like in 300 years?
Truly when you're young you expect to live forever.
One hundred and twenty five years is a pretty good run. The best thing I can think of saying to everyone at Editor & Publisher is congratulations. It is an extraordinary record of accomplishment, and we salute you.