This Might Be The Stupidest Thing That I Have Seen All Day

This moron spent $8.40 to have five day old articles printed and sent to him by people who had nothing to do with the creation of that content.

This moron spent $8.40 to have five day old articles printed and sent to him by people who had nothing to do with the creation of that content.

Surely this is a joke. A prank! A goof. Something.

Because the alternative is horrifying.

PaperLater is a new service, brought to you by Newspaper Club, to help take stuff you don’t want to read on screen and print it as a newspaper.”

You pay them £4.99, they mail your selected articles to you, you get it in 3-5 days, and you read it like this. Just in case you don’t know how newspapers work:

For real (I guess?). Here are all the details on how this thing is supposed to work.

Ok, let’s set aside the SIGNIFICANT issue that charging people (well, presently folks in the UK, but they count as people, right?) the equivalent (at publication time) of $8.40 PER ISSUE to print out content that PaperLater did not create (and, presumably, is publishing without the permission of the content creator) is pretty fucking unethical.

That’s set! Ok, then let’s talk about who would pay this bunch of assholes/pranksters $8.40 to send you BY MAIL some stuff you are somehow too lazy to read on a screen. Seriously, who? And don’t say “old people.” Old people all have iPads, where they can make the type as big as they like. They don’t need this shit. And you know what? They don’t want to get it “3-5 days” after they could have read it online. You can’t expect me to take this seriously.

So, this must be a prank, right? Please tell me it’s a prank.

Comments

  1. gdewar says

    you can already get this (more or less) and it’s way more ethical – it’s called “The Week” magazine. And for videos, you can watch that syndicated show they have on KTVU. It’s called “Right Here Now” or something.

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