OUR SAY: Changing face of news

THE end of the Talking Daily Examiner service provided by Vision Australia is just another example of the way technology is changing our lives.

The dozen volunteers who had recorded readings of stories from the DEX and then produced cassette tapes that were went to visually challenged clients, gathered yesterday to reminisce and accept the thanks of Vision Australia.

The service ran for 25 years, but in the end it became too hard to get cassette tapes (they should have asked me, I have a pile of old mix tapes shoved in a cupboard somewhere) and difficult to find the cassette recorders.

The number of clients had fallen over the years, too.

The Examiner is in discussions with Vision Australia to get a digital version of the service started and hopefully we will have something in place soon.

Hardly a week goes by without some technological "advance" changing the way we do things.

Here at the DEX our online news site at www.dailyexaminer.com.au gets just as much attention as the printed newspaper.

If you haven't seen the website for a while, it's probably worth another look.

And don't be frightened by the need to buy a subscription after you read 10 stories a month.

Starting at just $3 and $5, they are the cheapest way to get news online and in print.

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