Monday, June 06, 2005

Extree! Extree! Sun-Times Kicks Ticker! Read all about it!

It's official - the Chicago Sun-Times has become the first major American newspaper to stop reprinting the closing quotes of the stock market. And why should newspapers be going to the trouble anymore, really? Anyone who's rich and smart enough to own stock is also going to be rich and smart enough to have an internet connection, and the knowledge of how to check their quotes at any time of the day they want. Thanks to Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune for pointing this out, and for including this great quote at the end of his entry - "...[L]ook for stock tables to join ocean-liner schedules in the things-we-used-to-print file."