I don’t think anyone has broached the subject. If newspapers totally disappear, how are we going to train the puppies? Forget that with the end of newspapers a lot of people will be out of a job: talented journalists, editors, photographers, cartoonists, delivery kids. If newspapers do go out, I will certainly miss them. The local news, the spreading out of newsprint on the table. But as the above cartoon depicts, I worry about the puppies, too.
Perhaps, with so many people buying so many ipads and ereaders now (over and over again with each new edition), we will have a surplus. If we don’t already. However, I just don’t think they will work as well as newspapers in this case. And, frankly, in many other cases as well.