Today, I received the following mass-produced letter:
Dear Snowed In:
When you spoke, we listened.
And it only took a year!
Beginning March 8, your favorite television guide, filled with program times, channels and details, is back in its starring role every Sunday by request only for an additional 25¢.
Let's see, you've already raised the daily price by 25 cents in the past year...why not do the same to the Sunday paper? (Answer: because it just might not get the enthusiastic response y'all at the Statesman expect to get.)
To sign up today, call [snipped] or go to statesman.com/showworld.
Thank you again for sharing your feedback. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to meet your news, information and entertainment needs.
Harry C. Davis
Vice President of Circulation
Oh, yeah, waiting an entire year to respond is really meeting my needs, thanks. And what's with the sending me this anyway, given that I cancelled 11 months ago? Is this supposed to make me come rushing back?
With all that said, I do utilize the daily's webpage. It's not bad. (It's not stellar, but it's not bad.) But the print edition, in my opinion, is quickly becoming obsolete.