Some people are baffled by the purchase of the Post by Jeff Bezos, the creator of Amazon.com, wondering why he’d buy a ‘sinking ship.’ But I don’t think the ship is sinking. The Post gets hundreds of thousands of eyeballs each day. As a resident of suburban Washington, DC, I see lots of people of all ages deeply interested in what the Post has to say and wanting to be involved in discussions of world news.
Bezos’s purchase highlights the blurred lines between what a ‘book’ is and what a ‘newspaper’ or any other reading and video material can be categorized as. And the lines will continue to blur until reading material is no longer defined by the medium on which it is delivered.