Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel
celestialweasel

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I do not really get 'i'. It seems to be cannibalising the Independent, most of what you'd actually read for a fifth of the cost. I did sort of wonder whether the idea is 'you probably aren't going to read it, you might as well pay less for it'. Then again I have bought i twice this week, otherwise I probably would have bought the Indy once, so they've had 2/5 of the money from me they would have got, not a fifth.
Also, didn't the launch of newspapers used to be big news? Like the launch of radio / TV stations. When they had the great BBC frequency change stickers were sent out to every house for their radios!
(Links...here, here and here. Note that they say Salisbury and Peking! Also the presenter refers to the listeners, I think for the shipping forecast and inland waters forecast 'gentlemen'.
The Radio 3 thing is utterly utterly bizarre 'the biggest upheaval since the Normal conquest.
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