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What caused the daily digest email wars?

The Financial Times has launched a daily digest email called First FT.

I’ve noticed a retro trend for daily and weekly digest emails from publishers, with Quartz‘ version regularly cited by digital folk as the first thing they read in the morning.

Here’s why email is enjoying a bit of a resurgence. I’ve included some examples of other publishers and their daily digests.

Why the New York Times can’t go the last mile

new york timesI had to breathe deeply and compose myself for several minutes before I picked up the receiver and made The Call, but finally summoned the fortitude. Today, after four decades of near-uninterrupted service, I cancelled delivery of The New York Times.  The Internet’s partially to blame, but digital is only part of the reason I fired the Grey Lady.

It didn’t take much consideration to drop my landline. Cable I thought about a tad longer before cutting the cord (all those years in the TV business doubtless had something to do with hanging on).  Fewer bills, reduced customer service hassles, and besides, neither my telco nor MSO delivered anything I wanted but couldn’t access digitally anyway.