People sometimes ask why, after 10 years of being on the Internet,
are we still producing a print version of Sources?
One simple answer is that we send copies of Sources
to people who request it, and thousands of writers and reporters
are still requesting print copies. What users tell us is that for
some purposes, nothing beats print. And assumptions to the contrary,
it's often more convenient and faster to use a book than the Internet.
You've told us about Internet connections that are deadly slow,
and about ancient, buggy computers that crash whenever they sense
you're on a deadline.
Aside from that, we keep hearing that while the Sources
is great for finding contacts when you're working on a story, the
print version of Sources is great for finding what
you don't know you're looking for. There's nothing like browsing
through a book to come up with new story ideas and new angles on
existing stories. Sources in print brings you the
power of serendipity.
And that's why we continue to produce Sources in
print and online.