Robb Montgomery from Visual Editors drew my attention to the following feature.
I'd raised the prospect - old concept - that the link: umbilical chord far from feeding journalism is wrapping its way around it.
Most of all the major innovations inhabiting web 2.0 spaces, made available for the media to use, come from technologists.
Facebook, Last FM, Chicago Crime.org, Youtube etc the list runs on.
It will always still be about he writing and the films being made, but if nobody can see those, what's the point.
So the New York Times' sojourn into open source is an interesting excursion, just as the BBC is with its own player.
If anything the linux community have proved the worth of open souce programming.
But will the New York Times' position lead to clamour amongst major newspapers looking to literally write their own future?