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Signs of the Times-

Look no further than two news items over the past few days to witness even more of an impact of the Internet on information and entertainment dissemination: 1) The Madison, WI afternoon weekly newspaper, The Capital Times, is moving to an online-only business model for news, sports and opinion, while retaining a free Wednesday edition for in-depth material. It's believed to be the largest newspaper so far to make such a shift. For more, see Madison's Capital Times Cuts Back (from Forbes/Associated Press) 2) The end appears near for the writers' strike that has crippled the TV and movie industries. One of the key issues has been Internet distribution of program material. A Writers Guild of America email to its members stated, "It is an agreement that protects a future in which the Internet becomes the primary means of both content creation and delivery." Of course, if you're reading this post on the library's blog, you're already well aware of the power of the Internet.