December 24, 2020
n my 50 years with The Express, I’ve investigated a number of ideas that were to bring new revenue to the newspaper business. Most have not lived up to their projections although some were ahead of their time.
One of the first was the copy machine. Now most everybody has a way to make copies. If they don’t have a copy machine, many people have a way to scan and print documents with their cell phones and computer related equipment.
Our first copier here at the newspaper was a monstrously heavy machine. To discourage its use, we put it in the basement. Later our office supply departmen...