'We're smarter than the average frog'
In so many respects, Robert Kaiser, as the then new managing editor of the Washington Post, made some remarkably prescient observations
in 1992 about where he thought the digital-media revolution was headed in future decades. He wasn't just talking about the Web and the growing power of computers, but he was also suggesting the rise of mobile tablets and voice-commands, etc. "None of this is
science fiction -- it's just around the corner," he wrote two decades ago.
But, well, newspapers were newspapers, and, despite Kaiser's assertion that newspaper executives were smarter than your average frog in the proverbial pot of slowly boiling water, the industry was indeed slowly boiled by the electronic revolution to come.