'Is Print Dead?' and Other Tough Topics from the MPA Conference

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Today’s MPA conference in San Francisco kicked off with a discussion of the magazine industry’s least favorite topic: the death (inevitable or otherwise) of print media. It was a non-MPA member, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, who first broached the issue. While adults ages 40 and older will continue to use the medium, “babies born today will probably never read anything in print,” he said.