In an otherwise humdrum piece on the death of mainframe computers, one print journalist took a moment to assure himself and his colleagues that the Internet was in no way a threat to their profession. "The demise of the old technology is confidently predicted, and indeed it may lose ground to the insurgent, as mainframes did to the personal computer," writes Steve Lohr. "But the old technology or business often finds a sustainable, profitable life. Television, for example, was supposed to kill radio, and movies, for that matter. Cars, trucks and planes spelled the death of railways. A current death-knell forecast is that the Web will kill print media." So that whole issue? Just a bunch of alarmist hoo-ha all along. [NYT]