Flongs; Hasten Slowly

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sun Aug 12 23:51:07 UTC 2001

Two small items of interest in this story from The Australian.



"In its early years The Australian was edited and composed in Canberra. Its
flongs ­ the cardboard-like impressions of its hot metal pages ­ were flown
around the country by charter aircraft which were frequently grounded at
Canberra's notoriously foggy airport. The paper was printed in Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane and (for a time) Adelaide, adding huge costs."


Hasten slowly:

"We want to hasten slowly with our rollout and marketing because nobody
knows what the demand will be; what the implications will be for the printed
version; what impact it will have on masthead-branded websites; what
benefits it will bring to advertisers, or how cyber sales will be treated in
circulation audits."


Grant Barrett
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