"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Another paper cut

This time, the Kitsap Sun (out of Bremerton), slicing five full-time newsroom positions.

Spokesmen point out that traffic is moving more and more to the web site; and that the web site is beginning to produce a more substantial portion of the paper’s overall revenues. (What will be the point when we should quit calling them papers?) That still doesn’t cover the fact that fewer people will be reporting and editing the news. A new business model is needed, urgently.

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