Newsflash: Print Isn’t Dead (For One Whole Day!)

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11/06/2008 4:00 PM |

Ah, yes, it was a grand spectacle at the newsstands yesterday — where were all the papers? They were sold out! Because of the historic front page OBAMARAMA news!

Says the Times, which underestimated the demand (whoops!): “Many buyers posed for pictures holding up the front page. Copies of Wednesday’s major papers sold on eBay and Craigslist for more than $200.” This is more than a little silly. But definitely amazing that people who did manage to snag an issue are ziplocking issues of their favorite dailies to show to their kids someday. Screenshots just aren’t the same. (Something that is the same? Newsies continues to own.)