The Times runs an odd profile today, of the forgotten file cabinets in the old pressroom in the Queens courthouse (yes, you read that right), to which Jimmy Breslin adds this non sequitur complaint that newspaper writing was better in the old days:
"It was a product of nervous energy back then," he said. "It came out of a city room with noise and typewriters and thick smoke all through the joint. It was horrible, terrible and unhealthy, and now they have computers that can do wondrous things and everybody sits at them and bores the world. There used to be newspaper bars where everyone hung out and talked. Now they go to health clubs."
Then Breslin cut the interview short, because he needed a nap.
Where Scoops Go to Die [NYT]