Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who would you invite to your weekly bridge game?

From the Bookslut blog:

“I think a weekly magazine is a standing dinner date, or the fourth person in your bridge game,” said Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek. “Sometimes they’re the most delightful person in the world, sometimes they get drunk and throw up on you. But enough times in a year, when something happens, that’s the first place you want to go to hear what they have to say.”

So are we supposed to infer from that that we'll always need weekly magazines? At the same time, don't people outgrow standing dinner dates, or bridge game friends?

I'm not saying that I hope we outgrow weekly magazines, but I was just trying to shake out Meacham's analogy. What do you guys think?

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