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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Printed Blog stops printing

Posted By on 07.07.09 at 11:50 AM

Crain's has an interview with Josh Karp, who's ceasing the Printed Blog.

It's a shame: it was entertainingly unpredictable and something I'd have been happy to read if I'd ever encountered it in the wild (though some of the pics in the issue I have are a little too S&M/bloody for my taste). But I can't help but think if the credulous reporters who gave it so much buzz had more realistically framed it - instead of a "printed blog" it was more "Quimbys-esque zine, with incredibly high production values and a very limited yet very labor-intensive distribution model, that happened to draw free content from the Web instead of the zinester's friends" - expectations would have been more realistic.

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