Thursday's NY Times obit of legendary reporter and gourmand R.W. Apple has some nice writing touches by Todd Purdum, but it also summons up the days when expense accounts could be legendary and the appeal of journalism.
"“Newspaper people love impossible dreams,” he (Apple) once told Lear’s magazine. “I suppose we’re reckless sentimentalists. If we didn’t love impossible dreams, we would not still be working in an industry whose basic technology was developed in the 16th and 17th centuries.”
A good read and proof that even in this bean-counter era we live in, at least we can count on a decent obituary, if not the swollen expense reports Apple was famous for.