Horseless Carriage

carriage2

I read with some dismay that my alma mater – ideastream let go about 8% of it’s staff. Like with the Plain Dealer, and other media outlets with or without a hekuva Cleveland legacy, twentieth century media business models are collapsing under their own weight.  Even disaffected refugees from Cleveland MSM – most of them that I know, anyway – take no pleasure at how these sea changes affect our friends & colleagues.

So it’s not Schadenfreude many of us feel – more like what it must’ve felt to witness the passing of carriage shops upon the advent of the car.

(Euclid Avenue picture courtesy Cleveland Memory Project, Special Collections, Cleveland State University)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s