Roger Franklin has a good understanding of Fairfax's future. A quick look at their flat-lining share price speaks volumes.GC.Ed.
Anyone who has endured a deathbed vigil will know it can prompt more than tears and hand-holding. As a loved one fades, shared memories might draw smiles, even laughter, as the monitor’s metronome beeps away those final hours. Reading the Fairfax press, terminally diseased and shrunken shadow of its former self, can produce similar outbursts of unlikely mirth, as Richard Ackland demonstrates in today’sAge and Sydney Morning Herald.