When new (the Internet) meets old (the newspaper). One reporter’s plight.

Here’s what my Internet-fearing editors have failed to understand: I don’t want to talk to you; I want to talk at you. A column is not my attempt to engage in a conversation with you. I have more than enough people to converse with. And I don’t listen to them either. That sound on the phone, Mom, is me typing.

Read Joel Stein (of the LA Times) plea to not be emailedCommentary at MetaFilter.

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