From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: Papers [How did we get here from 100R ?]
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.92/32.572
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 19:56:51 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 14:56:51 EST
On Sat, 21 Dec 2002 19:18:05 -0000, the renowned "Zefram Cochrane"
>"Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
>> I can barely lift today's paper. That's not a very comfortable size.
>Today being saturday ?
>Sunday is much worse.
Not here (in Toronto). Saturday is the big day- the business
papers don't bother publishing on Sunday; Saturday's paper has
the most advertisements, many more sections (several real estate,
autos, travel, etc.) a television guide, and costs more.
> Last time at my local shoppe, I counted
>47 separate "papers" for what was nominally one paper. These
>were nested to a max depth of 4 levels !
The Sunday NY Times "City Edition ONLY PLEASE" is popular
around here, I think it gets up close to double digit pounds
in weight. The "export" edition is stripped of a lot of
stuff so it's only a few pounds.
>I remember reading a comic yonks ago about a paper-boy who
>bemoaned that "sundays are getting heavier; even the supplements
>have supplements today !".
>This is now so true it's untrue. I've taken to leaving about 90% of the
>paper at the shop.
It's not hard to find a free paper at a coffee shop, McDonald's etc.
to read while you are noshing. Saves disposing of the darn thing
>Do they have this in the US ? Being as paper-youths seem to just throw
>them into the front garden(yard) from a moving bicycycle, do they use
>some form of shoulder-mounted missile (pronounced "mistle") launcher ?
Our paper is delivered at around 5:00 AM by a recent immigrant from
Vietnam; he uses a car (parks in the street) and brings it right up to
the house (wrapped in plastic when the weather is likely to be
inclement). We only get the two weekend papers, the weekday ones
generate too much recycling waste and we seldom have time to read
them. I don't think the money is good enough for kids nowadays.
>.. and is it really illegal to deliver newspapers into peoples' mailboxes
>(so says Norm) ?
Here they don't bother, but the free local community paper (twice a
week) gets stuffed in the mailbox, as does other junk not delivered by
the Posties such as flyers.
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
email@example.com Info for manufacturers: http://www.trexon.com
Embedded software/hardware/analog Info for designers: http://www.speff.com