Today comes I, a Reader's Digest version of The Indie. And we quite like it.
It's a sort of paper version of what we tend to do with on-line issues. Flip through headlines, pause over an article, and occasionally check back for some more facts.
Jill likes it because it has the Soduku and crossword laid out neatly on a single page which is unadulterated by that awful Palace Script they introduced at the last make-over.
I'm not sure it has a niche - even at 20p. But I do think that the comparison with USA Today was stretching things a little, Evan. It's a lot better - hell, almost anything is better than USA Today.
I bought I today. And I'll buy it tomorrow, too. However enthusiastic I am about web-based news (and I am very enthusiastic indeed), it's good to see a proper newspaper addressing the needs of short-attention-span readers.
Today's listening: Phil & Friends with Trey Anastasio), 2006-02-12, Beacon Theatre NYC. Great stuff.