"The Age" and the rest of Fairfax media company is collapsing at an ever rapid rate. This has been inevitable for some time now. The whole thing and the reasons why are well covered in the mainstream media. What I find interesting is that by reading Professor C Northcote Parkinson one could have foreseen this happening 10 years ago, without knowing anything about "The Age".
About 10 years ago Fairfax closed the Spencer Street printing press and moved to a purpose built 'State of the Art' printing plant located in Tullamarine. The plant is a glass and architecture marvel.
At the time I recalled a quote of Professor Parkinson's.
Remember the quote.
"Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse."
What more is there to say?