Friday, December 02, 2005
Berliner means Doughnut
Am I alone in hating the new Berliner sized Guardian? I have to admit it's not my everyday newspaper purchase but I do buy it on Mondays for the MediaGuardian and usually take it home from the office to read on the train (yes, shock horror, DD's office has The Guardian every day!). I am sure there is less news in it than there used to be. Maybe I'm unusual but I do buy a newspaper to read news, rather than what the great Simon Jenkins or Jonathan Freedland has to say. And I can never find the Diary column any more. Maybe I'm just too bloody conservative and like what I'm used to. Actually it can't be that becasue I think the Independent on Sunday has benefitted from going tabloid. The trouble is that The Guardian is neither fish nor fowl. PS Berliner means Doughnut in German. Something with a hole in the middle. Indeed so.