Canceling the San Jose Mercury News

Sorry Mercury News but it’s time to turn you loose. Your content has been suffering and it seems as if your bill shows up in my mail almost as fast as a little red Netflix mailer. Now you have the nerve to want $8.00 more. You need $28.00 for the seven day subscription? I can’t go on. It’s over.

But then with this mornings Gmail, you try to tempt me back. For only $39.00, if I act fast enough, I can sign up for 26-Edition weeks of the Mercury News in digital form. OK, I might give you one more chance.

The Quick Tour

4 Comments so far

  1. crlauer on June 17th, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

    I could not agree more; but, where do we go for our morning news? The only columnist left that is worth anything is Scott Herold. If I had another paper choice I would leave in a minute. The San Francisco papers are even worse. Maybe instead of reading the newspaper I will go to the gym to workout and listen to KLIV 1590 Silicon Valley radio on the way.

  2. Joann Landers (joannlanders) on June 17th, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

    KLIV is one of the best.

  3. idogcow on June 20th, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    I keep hoping someone will buy them and run the thing as a non-profit – the serendipity factor is what keeps us reading a paper, quite often you’ll come across a story that you never would have searched for next to something you are reading.

    Besides, I refuse to boot a computer before 8am and need something to read on CalTrain, maybe someday that will be the NYTimes but for now we are hanging in there with the Merc.

  4. Victor Solanoy (vsolanoy) on June 20th, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

    Can’t agree more. Foe a paper serving an economic powerhouse like the Silicon Valley, it’s very small town. I’ve also had issues with some of their community articles, particularly when you know both sides of the story… ummm… Because of knowing the people on both sides of an issue… The skew in some of these stories is embarrassing.

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