People lead busier lives and try to cram as much into their days as possible. Ironically, this desire to do so much means many traditional aspects of one's day are falling by the way side.
Included in this are cooking properly, families eating at the dinner table and tending a proper moustache. (So God bless Bob Ainsworth I say)
Also falling away is reading a newspaper before getting to work or during lunch or at any time of day to be honest.
The BBC probably satisfies most of the public's need for news either via its main tv bulletin or its website. And for James Murdoch to suggest recently at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that the Corporation is 'a threat' to established newspapers is just nonsense. Quality news should not just be for those who can afford it.
It is a worry what the future direction is for the paper press, so much so that a debate has been organised in Edinburgh this week to give the topic the attention it deserves.
So rather than me solve the problem now (which I'm sure I would have stumbled onto given another 5 minutes or so), I'll wait a few nights and report back on what Thursday night holds.
Perhaps even some readers of this particular post might make it along?
Here is a link and the details:
"Is this the end of newspapers?"
AllMediaScotland.com's director Mike Wilson looks at where online media is going and what the future holds for the printed media.
Date: Thurs 3 September 2009
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm