In the digitally-diverse 21st century, sitting at your table for breakfast with a newspaper spread out before you means you have a little too much time on your hands. But a lot of us personally love the feel and rustle of a newspaper. The fact that one can physically connect with it goes a long way in making the news personal and appreciable.
But it is news we are talking about here, not a handwritten letter. We must come to terms with the fact that newspapers have far too many drawbacks: they use paper (or pulp) which is not the most nature-friendly process around; they are half-a-day old, sometimes becoming dangerously irrelevant; they are bulky and occupy space and have a data cap.
Talking of reading news digitally as an alternative, we can divide our discussion into three: tablets, smartphones and PCs. ❖ Continue reading