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(io9)   World's oldest newspapers still being published today. There was a font change 250 years ago but people eventually got over it   (io9.com) divider line 47
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2013-09-24 12:23:18 AM  
oldeƒt newƒpapers?
Anyone know if if 2-pence half penny was expensive in 1785?
 
2013-09-24 12:24:33 AM  
I still like the old site. Jeff was wrong.
 
2013-09-24 12:26:13 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-24 02:19:46 AM  
Fark needs more sponsored links that are lists of things and Dear Prudence articles. Also they need to bring back Fark TV.
 
2013-09-24 02:23:26 AM  
I'm still upset they cut the "Runaway Slaves" page. Backpage just doesn't provide the same personalized service.
 
2013-09-24 05:38:24 AM  

simplicimus: oldeƒt newƒpapers?
Anyone know if if 2-pence half penny was expensive in 1785?


In today's dollars you could buy Rhode Island.
 
2013-09-24 05:44:29 AM  
Newspapers are 90% advertisements anymore.  I hate wasting that much paper.
 
2013-09-24 05:45:10 AM  
The Aberdeen's Journal (later The Aberdeen Journal, now The Press and Journal), a Scottish daily regional newspaper, established in 1747.

Now 266 years later they can't spell the name of the town they are based in.
 
2013-09-24 05:46:25 AM  
This is like one of those oldest person in the world things. One dies off, the next "world's oldest newspaper" title just shifts to the next tree-killing fishwrap.
 
2013-09-24 05:48:19 AM  

xria: The Aberdeen's Journal (later The Aberdeen Journal, now The Press and Journal), a Scottish daily regional newspaper, established in 1747.

Now 266 years later they can't spell the name of the town they are based in.


I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that.
 
2013-09-24 06:09:39 AM  

Sgygus: Newspapers are 90% advertisements anymore.  I hate wasting that much paper.


"Anymore" doesn't mean "these days". Who talks like that anymore?
 
2013-09-24 06:19:28 AM  

Cagey B: bring back Fark TV


I loved Fark TV.. always made for a fun fail thread.
 
2013-09-24 06:31:16 AM  
Wiener zietung... Giggles.. Sounds like a fun night :)
 
2013-09-24 06:34:07 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: I'm still upset they cut the "Runaway Slaves" page. Backpage just doesn't provide the same personalized service.


No more witch burning schedules either. Useless rag!
 
2013-09-24 06:34:24 AM  

dopekitty74: Wiener zietung... Giggles.. Sounds like a fun night :)


s23.postimg.org
 
2013-09-24 06:34:27 AM  

simplicimus: oldeƒt newƒpapers?
Anyone know if if 2-pence half penny was expensive in 1785?


Came here for this.
 
2013-09-24 06:36:43 AM  
If it's online only it's not a newspaper. Also what was Fark TV?
 
2013-09-24 06:41:46 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Sgygus: Newspapers are 90% advertisements anymore.  I hate wasting that much paper.

"Anymore" doesn't mean "these days". Who talks like that anymore?


OK, I looked this one up a while back. It seems that much of the US does use it this way and that only pockets use it strictly in the negative sense. New England was the primary example that was given. Perhaps the English speakers of Quebec and the New Englanders have similar speach patterns. But yeah, it sticks out when I see it, too, though I guess it's acceptable.
 
2013-09-24 06:45:46 AM  
Garfield seemed fresher back then.
 
2013-09-24 06:48:40 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Sgygus: Newspapers are 90% advertisements anymore.  I hate wasting that much paper.

"Anymore" doesn't mean "these days". Who talks like that anymore?


Southerners. I hear that shiat all the time in Virginia.
 
2013-09-24 06:56:34 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Garfield seemed fresher back then.


Garfield was never fresh.
 
2013-09-24 07:00:25 AM  

DubyaHater: Quantum Apostrophe: Sgygus: Newspapers are 90% advertisements anymore.  I hate wasting that much paper.

"Anymore" doesn't mean "these days". Who talks like that anymore?

Southerners. I hear that shiat all the time anymore in Virginia.


Fixed anymore.
 
2013-09-24 07:04:03 AM  
Old news is old.
 
2013-09-24 07:07:37 AM  
www.dennisrhollowayarchitect.com
 
2013-09-24 07:13:26 AM  

Cagey B: Fark needs more sponsored links that are lists of things and Dear Prudence articles. Also they need to bring back Fark TV.


Needs more superfluous rating buttons. Snotty, Fancy Pants, Clever, Street Smart, Bold, Nuanced, Clumsy, Plaid.
 
2013-09-24 07:13:44 AM  
Was it Comic Sans? Because any paper changing to CS would be awesome.
 
2013-09-24 07:27:20 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: Cagey B: Fark needs more sponsored links that are lists of things and Dear Prudence articles. Also they need to bring back Fark TV.

Needs more superfluous rating buttons. Snotty, Fancy Pants, Clever, Street Smart, Bold, Nuanced, Clumsy, Plaid.


"Splitting the thaum" revealed that it was in fact composed of numerous sub-particles, called resons ("thingies") which in turn are created from a combination of up to five "flavours": up, down, sideways, sex appeal, and peppermint.
 
2013-09-24 07:43:44 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: Cagey B: Fark needs more sponsored links that are lists of things and Dear Prudence articles. Also they need to bring back Fark TV.

Needs more superfluous rating buttons. Snotty, Fancy Pants, Clever, Street Smart, Bold, Nuanced, Clumsy, Plaid.


I would totally Plaid this post.
 
2013-09-24 07:52:43 AM  
I've read numerous sci-fi books that take place 20.50 years from now, where people pay exorbitantly for actual newspapers, whilst limp wristers  scowl. I totally plan on ordering newspapers when I'm old for the dual purpose of kindling and pissing off environmentalist crybabies.
 
2013-09-24 08:17:05 AM  
Nice
 
2013-09-24 08:23:08 AM  
Continuously printed and in circulation since 1764

The Connecticut Courant, the largest daily newspaper of Connecticut, now known as  Hartford Courant, founded in 1764www.righteous-indignation.com
 
2013-09-24 08:26:47 AM  

robohobo: I've read numerous sci-fi books that take place 20.50 years from now, where people pay exorbitantly for actual newspapers, whilst limp wristers  scowl. I totally plan on ordering newspapers when I'm old for the dual purpose of kindling and pissing off environmentalist crybabies.


Neal Stephenson's Diamond Age used that concept: most people got their news on "electronic paper", but the very wealthy Neo-Victorians had it printed in broadsheet format on high-rag paper and then ironed so the ink didn't come off.  If you've ever seen the London Times as published in the 1860s you know what he's talking about.
 
2013-09-24 08:31:02 AM  
wut?
 
2013-09-24 08:38:11 AM  
Holy crap, the first newspaper's article is a government war update from the Thirty Year's War. That's awesome.
 
2013-09-24 08:43:06 AM  
They didn't get over it, ... they died!
 
2013-09-24 09:16:25 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: Holy crap, the first newspaper's article is a government war update from the Thirty Year's War. That's awesome.


Thër koming rīte för ûs! Kyng nieds mør múnniez não.
 
2013-09-24 09:19:29 AM  

neversubmit: They didn't get over it, ... they died!


Now that is a cultural revolution.
 
2013-09-24 10:36:58 AM  

simplicimus: oldeƒt newƒpapers?
Anyone know if if 2-pence half penny was expensive in 1785?


About £1.25 today
http://safalra.com/other/historical-uk-inflation-price-conversion/

I'm not sure inflation tells the whole story, I suspect a lot fewer people then could afford 2.5p every day, versus the number people who can spend £1.25 every day now.  Maybe not, wikipedia says per capita GPD in the UK has only gone up ~15x since then.
 
2013-09-24 11:01:19 AM  
I like reading local papers wherever I am.  Unfortunately most of the places I have been in the US have had their local news on paper and TV turn into crap.  Internationally there are some good ones too.
 
2013-09-24 11:23:36 AM  
I didn't know Swedes could read.
 
2013-09-24 12:21:52 PM  
Note the Belfast News-Letter.  The issue they chose (late August 1776) shows the Declaration of Independence as the first item of news from overseas (the heading says something like from the latest "packets").
 
2013-09-24 12:33:06 PM  
FTA:
Post-och Inrikes Tidningar (or PoIT) is the government newspaper and gazette of Sweden (above). It was founded as the Ordinari Post Tijdender (Regular Mail Times) in 1645.

Poit?
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-24 12:36:10 PM  
And the New Hampshire one discusses the Battles of Lexington and Concord, 2 days later.
 
2013-09-24 01:46:36 PM  
Did "Ye Olde Reddit" make them irrelevant too?
 
2013-09-24 03:21:40 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Did "Ye Olde Reddit" make them irrelevant too?


You mean "Þe".

Þ, þ (thorn) = th

(þe) a Middle English abbreviation for the word "the"
 
2013-09-24 04:35:07 PM  
Haha, we have two newspapers older than the US country.
 
2013-09-24 08:32:11 PM  

lohphat: Giant Clown Shoe: Did "Ye Olde Reddit" make them irrelevant too?

You mean "Þe".

Þ, þ (thorn) = th

(þe) a Middle English abbreviation for the word "the"


Ye gods, man.
 
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