Monday, 31 January 2011

The Daily News


While delivering the papers this morning I noted that while some people have national dailies, a small number (mainly elderly) have only local newspapers delivered.

It struck me that there are very few global or even national events that affect our daily lived to any great extent. The last one was probably WWII.

We have become obsessed with knowing what is going on in the rest of the world, an obsession which has emerged only within the last 60 years or so.

If you were only to hear of local events, would it actually make any difference to your daily life?

9 comments:

  1. One might book an unfortunate holiday cruising down the Nile.

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  2. Alan, I'd expect the travel agent to inform me of any issues - or perhaps not.....

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  3. I wouldn't be able to keep up with the exploits of Katie Price. It would be dreadful.
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  4. SB: I'm worried as to why you are showing up as a hit from Dursley - just down the road!

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  5. Erm... sometimes I am in Edinborough... within minutes I can be in Essex. I'm just very clever.
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  6. I knew I'd spelt Edinburgh incorrectly...
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  7. Now you're psychic - you know what you're thinking. Hay wishes I knew what I was thinking!

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  8. I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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  9. Lee - following on from your latest post, not knowing about impending flooding could feasibly lead to death. However, that's local.

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