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The evolution of news to candy

Jerry Stratton, May 19, 2014

Walking through a mall here in Atlantic City, I saw a large newsstand and reflexively veered into it to see what strange and arcane newspapers and magazines they had.

What they had was candy, soda, and snacks. Hidden in the corner of the corner behind the door were a handful of newspapers, I think. I didn’t see them while I was there, and only see the possibility of newspaper now while I’m examining the photo.

I did see the display of novels.

There is a similar newsstand in our hotel, but it’s smaller. It doesn’t have the fiction, or the newspapers. It has a handful of glossy entertainment magazines, and of course candy, soda, and snacks.

At some point in the future, if not now, people are going to start thinking that “news” means candy, soda, and snacks.

And they’ll be right.

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Where is the news in this newsstand?

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Is there a news display here, or just fiction?

In response to 2014 in photos: For photos and perhaps other quick notes sent from my mobile device or written on the fly during 2014.

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