Some ancient scribes have found the future. And their Web site is a treat if you love reading grumpy old men at the top of their game. From Hot Type to Blog is a group cyberhome for retired newspapermen who tell stories long after deadline, steam over abuses of the English language, and apparently delight in being back in business.
So far I've read what it was like to work for R. Stanley Woodward, the infamous NY Herald Tribune sports editor, "a huge man with a high-pitched voice and Coke-bottle thick eye glasses," who couldn't abide by people belting home runs. They hit them.
Another post grouses about use of the word "sustainability" as if it belongs at the breakfast table. A third pays attention to an overlooked hero of Watergate, the security guard named Frank Wills who discovered the break-in that toppled a president.
It's pretty last-century: light on graphics or such conventions as blogrolls. The word rules. At the end of each piece, the newsmen sign their names and list their old affiliations -- The Washington Star, Miami News -- papers rid hard and put up wet, and now as long gone as the whistle of the Norfolk & Western.
Speaking of papers, Upyernoz waxes nostalgic for the days when the press featured articles about war during times of war.
Speaking of blogging, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together the best legal primer for writing in the digital age that I've seen.
And if you or those old news buzzards above want to find free pictures for your blog, start here.
Or, for something completely different, how about The Coolest soccer video?