As the credits roll to ‘State of Play’ we get to see the last dance of the old paper company. The plates are put on these big rollers, sheaves of paper are pulled up into the air with fresh ink plastered upon them, and they are thrown into big vans for distribution. It’s one of the most beautiful and tragic visuals of a dying media. More importantly it’s something that was once modern and is now antiquated all within our lifetimes. The fact that printing presses are a part of this modern society is almost astounding, and seems more a vestige of our giant conglomerates than a need for them. Please take a bow Old Man and accept this lifetime achievement award. Time to move on. All the paper and ink – building individual newspapers for singular consumption – distributing it all over the world – How dated and wasteful!