HM the King’s appearance
brings joy to our hearts
His Majesty the King rides on a wheelchair as he
appears in public on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 for the first time since He was
hospitalized over a month ago. His appearance came a day after the palace
pronounced His health “stable,” (AP Photo)
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is a tendency to look upon a newspaper as several pages of processed dead trees
with ink embossing describing items of “news”. That concept is incorrect.
However, newspapers themselves are not something ‘new’. Newspapers have been
around for centuries. It is accepted that the first newspaper was printed in
1605 and the first English language edition in 1620. That makes your Chiang Mai
Mail a veritable infant, having first been published in 2002.
But back to the dead trees. Any newspaper, and that includes this one, is not a
dead object, but has a life of its own. It reflects the needs of any society,
and as those needs are constantly changing, due to many factors, then the
newspaper must change with those needs. As the society lives and evolves, so
does the newspaper.
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