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The Politics of Choice in Information Publication, Online and in Print

The Politics of Choice in Information Publication, Online and in Print

Does free-flowing data come at a price? As you probably know by now, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its last issue yesterday. After almost 150 years in print, the paper is now entirely online, and struggling for survival. For many people, the loss of our local newspapers is a natural progression, a sign of the times, and for environmentally conscious thinkers, it's a step in the right direction for the planet. Curbing our paper consumption is vital to the sustainability of human life in relation to the natural world. And after all, it's not as if we're losing our news with the closing of newspapers. In fact, we have more access to information than ever before, thanks to the bottomless wellspring of knowledge that is the enviro-friendly internet. Uh, wait. Who ever said anything about the internet being environmentally friendly? A recent article in the Times Online points out that every Google search we conduct, and every Tweet we post, carries […]

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