Thoughts on the newspaper apocalypse from Wire creator David Simon.
"Oh, to be a state or local official in America over the next 10 to 15 years, before somebody figures out the business model," says Simon, a former crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun. "To gambol freely across the wastelands of an American city, as a local politician! It's got to be one of the great dreams in the history of American corruption."Like it or not—and Simon doesn't just dislike it, he thinks it can't work—this is what blogs are for now.