When I was in college (mid 1970's), I used a travel agent to book my flights from New Hampshire to Minnesota. Having a good travel agent who really knew their stuff was a smart idea. On the way to the airport I would pick up the Boston Globe newspaper for the long trip home to Duluth.
Fast forwarding to the year 2006, life has changed. Did you know that it is now possible to use a real travel agent to visit the virtual world?! That's right, if you want to cut down on the learning time for SecondLife, and learn the hot spots ... reserve your virtual travel agent, but remember ... you will need "real" money:
Now, the Boston Globe might not be too handy in the virtual world ... thus take some time out to watch this MIT World broadcast:
From the MIT description of the panel discussion:
Extra, extra, browse all about it! The newspaper (as we know it) is history. As David Thorburn handily describes the situation: “The younger the cohort is, the less interested it is in printed materials and the more committed to emerging technologies. The implication is, within 25 to 30 years, there won’t be people who want to read newspapers.” These panelists discuss newspapers’ transformation in the digital age.