Print Lives

Nothing legal here, but even so, perhaps on this historic day I can have some off-topic license to give you this snippet of a story that I find heartwarming:

Khoi Vinh, who is the Design Director for, runs a blog, Subtraction. As he reports there, he noticed today while at work that a line was forming outside the New York Times building, people queueing to get a copy of that day’s paper announcing Obama’s victory, and he proceeded to take some (beautiful) photos of the lineup. He says:

I ran down to a lower floor where I could get a look from overhead and got this picture. People working on that floor hadn’t noticed yet that the line was forming, and when they realized its purpose, a feeling of delight swept over the newsroom like the friendliest wildfire I’d ever seen. Reporters, editors, photographers, everyone started clapping, hooting and hollering that people still find the newspaper valuable enough to wait dozens of people deep in line for their chance to buy a copy.

Currently there are 2 comments on “Print Lives” :

  1. Connie Crosby has this comment:
    November 6th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    On a related non-law note, see this discussion of what New York Times did on the electronic side on Facebook with their edition of today’s newspaper with its “Obama Wins!” headline -

  2. David J. Bilinsky has this comment:
    November 6th, 2008 at 12:41 pm


    As someone who was raised around linotype machines, paste-up and other aspects of the newspaper business, this is indeed gratifying. Print is not dead - it is just undergoing a transformation - as is the political spectrum on which it is reporting…

    Cheers and thanks for this..