The persistence of newsprint remains, despite what the blogosphere thinks. Tech Liberation Front mentions that plenty of newspapers are still showing up in the refuse pile, and notes that a recent poll suggested people still look to papers for local news and information.
I am not sure if the growing amount of newsprint refuse is a sign that people still find newspapers useful, or one of waning in originality of content combined with the inability to just call and cancel their subscription. Could also be that less people are moving nowadays, so they don’t need that paper to wrap their wine glasses in, hence its winding up in the subway bin?
Which will run out first: the bandwidth to carry all those RSS feeds (be it new ideas or channels for bits and bytes) or the trees to make that paper? Seems like the blogosphere might suffer from a lack of new ideas as well.