Not many smiley faces in the newspaper biz these days as it tries to re-digitize itself. Even a compelling confession by New York Times columnist David Carr makes one shiver.
Consider this sliver of Carr from the July 20 Sunday New York Times magazine:
"Here is what I deserved: hepatitis C, federal prison time, H.I.V., a cold park bench, an early, addled death.
"Here is what I got: the smart, pretty wife, the three lovely children, the job that impresses.