Back Where We Started From

Here’s another story proving that print isn’t going anywhere fast. Lim Cheng Soon’s Hacker Monthly is a curated version of the popular Hacker News website, printed out, and delivered to readers.

Lim is addicted to Hacker News, the popular social news site, and he wanted to solve his own problem of information overload — “to be able to go offline [entirely] and not to miss out,” he says. So he decided to start gathering up some of the most popular posts from the site and printing them in a magazine he called Hacker Monthly.

Lim’s story defies convention. It’s a story about the value of curation, the value of community, and, for some, the lasting value of print.

Hacker Monthly: It’s the best of the Internet, printed out, and it’s turning a profit {neiman journalism lab}.