TIME and the new island

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Fri Oct 4 23:16:29 UTC 2013

As a Time Inc, employee from the '60s, Our motto was "_Life_ is for
those who can't read, _Time_ is for those who can't think.
On 10/4/2013 3:53 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> If by "TIME" you mean "Time," the news-like magazine, it self-dumbified in the early 1990s. Before that, I enjoyed reading the high-quality of their writing, and I recall that they ran an article about how their articles were used in Korea for teaching good English.
> My impression is that they self-dumbified to increase circulation. I stopped paying attention shortly after I wrote them and told them how I pined for the quality they had abandoned. AFAIK, the only quality news magazine we have in the, err, US is the "Economist."
> Benjamin Barrett
> Seattle, WA
> Learn Ainu! https://sites.google.com/site/aynuitak1/videos
> On Oct 4, 2013, at 12:16 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "The land-mass, seen here, is reportedly about 250 ft. _long_."
>> The photo is of an object about as nearly perfectly circular as will ever
>> be found in nature. How TF can a journal of the supposed "quality" of TIME
>> describe a circle as "*long*"?
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