Like wine, news is best when aged. Eschew the shallow, sensationalist, 24-hour news cycle and get a thoughtful, in-depth take on all the things that happened yesterday, without having to hang out at that dangerous water cooler. With today's Groupon, you get a one-year, seven-day-a-week subscription to the Austin American-Statesman's electronic edition, a $72 value. The electronic edition is an exact replica of the print edition, right down to the ink e-stains on your fingertips and crinkly, cumbersome-to-fold electrons.
Just as a conventional newspaper can be downloaded to your hand, this e-edition can be downloaded onto your laptop, Kindle, iPod, or other reader device that's equipped with WiFi. Log on and start reading, or download your paper and go. The e-edition is easy to browse and navigate, and it can be viewed as a graphic or in plain text. Instantly translate into 12 languages, and with text-to-speech, your computer can read the stories to you out loud at bedtime. Your every-day-of-the-week subscription encompasses all the local, regional, and national coverage The Statesman has to offer: the best burgers and barbecue, an election year starting to simmer, and the latest gossip on celebrity hottie Burton Gilliam. An eminently perusable demo is available here.
Not only will you save trees by going paperless, you'll save thousands of squids worldwide that are exploited for their ink. Because the e-edition is available anywhere, any time, you'll be able to keep up on Austin times while you're on the road. Aside from making ineffective umbrellas, paper newspapers can stain and cut your fingers and never fold up the same way twice. Instead of letting your news become a puppy toilet or birdcage carpet, preserve the happenings in pristine digital.