Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Too Much Change Needed

Alright, so not all was worth celebrating on Inauguration Day. Eager to have a keepsake, I stopped off on the way home from work to pick up the Globe's special Inauguration Extra. After all, on a day like that, despite the Web and the decreasing interest in print media, you still can't replace the tangible reminder that a newspaper provides. I expected the Extra edition to be the day's paper, but with an updated version of the front section. Instead, it was just an 8-page recap of the swearing-in ceremony itself, with the full text of Obama's speech, some analysis, and a compilation of some of his previous speeches. But that's it, just eight pages. What's worse, it cost $2, which, if you don't know, is $1.25 more than the entire daily paper. Yes, I bought it anyway, but I felt like a real sucker.


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