In the past decade, most newspapers have moved online. Whether it’s the New York Times or the Westport News, many folks find what they’re looking for with a click of the mouse, not the rustle of a page.
That’s particularly true for USA Today, which I always think of as given out exclusively to hotel guests and airline passengers (back in the day when both businesses handed out freebies).
But apparently, once upon a time, people bought USA Today from machines. Those machines are still around, even if it’s been years since they were used.
Apparently too — judging by last week’s Photo Challenge — at least 2 of those dinosaur relics are still around. (Click here to see.)
My photo was not taken at the Westport train station. Several readers thought it showed the kiosk on the New York-bound side.
Nope. My shot was of the one next to the post office, in Playhouse Square. As much as I’ve used the post office — and I live in the condos right behind it — I’d never actually “seen” that USA Today machine until a couple of weeks ago.
Nancy Engel and Doug Weber did, though. They were the only readers to answer correctly. They win a year’s subscription to USA Today.
Just kidding. They’ll have to stay in a hotel, or fly, to get that.
This week’s Photo Challenge comes from David Squires. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.