August 21, 2003
Express news for hair trigger attention spans
In this past month the Washington Post has started giving away the Express, which is something like a selection of RSS feeds on newsprint or USA Today for those with short attention spans. I have no idea if these are handed out free anywhere other than Metro station entrances. I see a handful of folks reading these infant-sized newslings then leaving them on the trains. I have picked up a couple, but fond not much that I missed in a half hour read over coffee and nosh at the computer.
I can agree with the Express deal. They end up being more of a trash problem than anything else. I can find out more on CNN.com in 10 minutes than I can reading those things. My guess is it's just a ploy to boost sales. Peace