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Printing The NYT Costs Twice As Much As Sending Every Subscriber A Free Kindle

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Pretty neat point; I’ll miss you, printed media!

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Printing The NYT Costs Twice As Much As Sending Every Subscriber A Free Kindle
Nicholas Carlson | January 30, 2009 4:35 PM
Not that it’s anything we think the New York Times Company should do, but we thought it was worth pointing out that it costs the Times about twice as much money to print and deliver the newspaper over a year as it would cost to send each of its subscribers a brand new Amazon Kindle instead.

Here’s how we did the math:

According to the Times’s Q308 10-Q, the company spends $63 million per quarter on raw materials and $148 million on wages and benefits. We’ve heard the wages and benefits for just the newsroom are about $200 million per year.

After multiplying the quarterly costs by four and subtracting that $200 million out, a rough estimate for the Times’s delivery costs would be $644 million per year.”

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January 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama orders Guantanamo closure

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January 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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Pearls Before Breakfast – washingtonpost.com

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Really nice story. I won’t spoil it, because it’s worth reading, but it says a lot about how we notice (or don’t notice) beauty in our daily lives.

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January 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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Who Tall Are You Mirror | Uncrate

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Kind of want this…I do need a mirror…

Who Tall Are You Mirror | Uncrate: ”
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January 20, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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SanDisk Ultra Backup Flash Drive | Uncrate

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Very nice…but the 64GB is gonna be expensive, and unless you can select specific files to back up, too small for anything but a netbook HD.

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Keep a backup of your most important files on you at all times with the SanDisk Ultra Backup Flash Drive ($40-$200; April 2009). These diminutive flash drives, available in capacities up to 64GB, feature a dedicated Backup button that automatically copies over your files, protecting your data with a dual layer of both password protection and AES hardware encryption in case the drive gets lost or stolen. It’s portable peace of mind.

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January 20, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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TweetNews Ranks News Stories by Twitter Links [News Aggregation]

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TweetNews Ranks News Stories by Twitter Links [News Aggregation]: “

Noting that breaking news stories move a lot faster through Twitter than aggregation sites like Google/Yahoo News and Digg, A Yahoo BOSS engineer created a news search tool that ranks based on Twitter links.

TweetNews keeps an eye on Yahoo News and compares its headlines with which news stories are culling links on Twitter updates. A story’s popularity amongst the tweeting masses will push it up farther on TweetNews. There’s no landing page full of links, though, just search functionality. You can see the Twitter updates each result is pulling from in a drop-down box, and the absolutely minimal site loads seriously fast.

TweetNews is free, no sign-up required, and a decent addition to any news-watcher’s arsenal—especially those who like to be really, really up-to-date on what’s happening.


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January 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm

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Inauguration: Lego Obama Presidential Inauguration Brings Hope to Bricks Too

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Seriously awesome and brilliant.

Inauguration: Lego Obama Presidential Inauguration Brings Hope to Bricks Too: “”

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January 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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