An old fogey comments…

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Nick James

It is a real shame that we have got to this point but I think it reflects the fact that many people now expect to be able to browse the web and get information for free. Most sources of quality journalism are suffering the same fate. Some publishers have embraced the low-cost route but many of their current books look like printed versions of someone’s web page.

The Internet has been, generally, a great force for good but quality publishing has taken a big hit. I’m not so sure that the democratisation of news and comment has been a particularly positive thing either.