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So, this is how it ends for the printed word? Thirty-thousand feet up, back against a wall, with only a street poet’s meter to defend it?

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So, this is how it ends for the printed word? Thirty-thousand feet up, back against a wall, with only a street poet’s meter to defend it?

This lofty, urgent and not-ironic lyrical manifesto riffs for the salvation of an entire medium, in one of the few places connected tablets don’t always function… the cloud.

It was made for Ink Global, a firm that produces printed in-flight magazines for 32 airlines.

Ink Global, however, also produces digital-edition tablet magazines and even campaigns in the kinds of social media our linear-media lyricist-hero derides in the video.

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