It saddens me to watch the problems of printed newspapers (1/13, Opinion, “Newspapers may fade; journalism will survive”). Most of my career was spent writing and editing a number of publications including a short time on the old Kansas City Times in 1966.
Since retirement, my morning newspaper has been a pleasant occupation. Before that, it was a help in starting my workday.
I spend many hours on the computer exchanging e-mails with a few surviving comrades and friends and with historians and writers interested in WWII and the Korean War. But I still prefer to read the daily news in the paper, since it is totally impractical to work on the computer at the breakfast table or to haul it to the bathroom afterwards.
William H. Finnegan