henry copeland: Pundits continue to vastly over-estimate Bezos's ability to paratroop change into WaPo: pllqt.it/A5prPf via @romeneskoJeff will try to find a business model not for printed newspapers but for independent, public-spirited journalism. His DNA is digital; I wouldn’t expect him to relentlessly pursue a better method for applying black ink to dead trees or to be more efficient at the hiring of school kids to throw the morning paper into your bushes (sorry, David). Time and again, I heard him tell reporters: Amazon’s expertise is in technology, not in bricks-and-mortar -– the company would fail if it tried to open stores, just as traditional retailers flailed online. As in retailing, my bet is that Bezos will marry quality journalism with digital technology, embracing them fully on offense, not playing late-game, digital catch-up. The metric of his success will be online, not in ABC-audited circulation numbers.