The Wall Street Journal Declares Us a 24/6 Economy

It’s always interesting to see reactions when a cherished institution changes its business practices (recall the furor over Coke changing its recipe). Today’s example: the Wall Street Journal is now publishing a Saturday edition. Perhaps this is the most reliable bellwether yet that our economy is inevitably becoming 24/7: The Daily Diary of the American Dream has finally declared that Saturday is enough of a business day that the paper should publish. However, the WSJ isn’t fully ready to concede that Saturday is a workday; they sent their Saturday edition to people’s homes, not their office.

One other interesting aspect of the NYT coverage: the story leads off with bloggers’ critiques of the WSJ move. My, how times have changed!