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  • Eric Ulken 4:19 pm on November 6, 2008
    Tags: Barack Obama, eBay Inc, Jack Klunder,   

    Who says newspapers are dead? 

    The scene at Second and Spring streets, downtown Los Angeles, 2 p.m. PST Nov. 6, 2008:

    For the second day since the election, the line of people seeking copies of Tuesday’s paper outside the Los Angeles Times building is around the corner. (Copies of the paper are also listed at a substantial premium on Ebay.)

    Jack Klunder, the paper’s president, told me the Times printed a “couple hundred thousand” more papers to satisfy the demand. It’s also selling plates of the paper’s front page for $10 a piece and lithographs for $5. The Times’ Reader’s Rep blog has details.

    (Update 11/9: Sandy Banks has a nice column, with an accompanying Sachi Cunningham video, on the phenomenon. When I walked by the Times yesterday the line was still out the door and some enterprising independent vendors had set up shop across the street selling Obama T-shirts and other merchandise.)

    Finally, for those who prefer the digital version, here’s a photo I took in the newsroom Tuesday night:

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  • Eric Ulken 7:59 am on May 13, 2008
    Tags: Barack Obama, Jason Kottke   

    The audacity of meme 

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    Whether or not you believe Barack Obama is Mr. Wonderful, this percolating politics meme is kind of a hoot: Jason Kottke is aggregating tweets that start with “When Obama wins“…

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