University Daily Kansan newsroom, circa 1997.
That's where my confession of wrongness comes in. Getting stories onto the Web site meant an extra layer in the news editing process, which I did a few times a week. Processing stories for online was often done the next morning anyway--why should I gum up the production process with some Web nonsense?
So he and I would have periodic arguments about why I didn't have time for the Internet.
And, of course, he was right and I was wrong. This point is especially clear now, as I am shepherding stories online myself, trying to keep us ahead of the other guys and make sure readers know where they should go to get the goods if they want to buy a newspaper. I'm having to rebut the same arguments that once tumbled from the mouth of a much younger (and less wise?) Doyle.
Aaron--and I apologize for not remembering your last name--you win. And I'm posting it online for everyone to see.