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December 31, 2012
Goodbye print . . . 

Another year's final dispatch from the supposed "death of print":

What's the most spookily otherworldly aspect of paging through Newsweek's final "dead tree" edition?

(No, it's not the issue's claim, posited without qualifiers not once but twice, that the magazine's clearly quite beloved helmsman Phil Graham was the very first to utter the saying that "journalist is the first rough  draft of history" . . .

. . . who did say it first?  Some research is assembled here.)

The spookiest of all: No endless rain of subscription cards, for future print issues, that flutter to your feet as you read.

                                                                                                                          . . . goodbye 2012.