When is a newspaper article finished? Well, maybe never. I’m was reading today about Apple’s new educational releases, e.g., iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U, in The NY Times paper paper and wanted to save the article to my OneNote document. (Not many people know about Microsoft OneNote — but should.) Anyway, in order to save the article I went to the NYTimes.com and while lighting up the URL noticed the article, first published at 10 A.M., had been updated at 9:02 last night. Now that update may have made the paper paper but it may not. So why read the paper paper which may have old, perhaps, less than accurate news? The reason is the form factor.
When the accuracy of the content in news reporting out-weights the form factor (user interface, e.g. paper vs. screen, vs. Siri) the war will really be over.
But back to the first question. When is a newspaper article finished? Will publishers be interested in changing stories in a year because they know it to have inaccurate info? Will it be legal to do so? If it’s on the web and accessible, shouldn’t it be the truth? Now there are some more things to nosh on. Peace!