Fairfax cuts

The "farewell to journalists" article has become so much a staple of Australian newspapers now that it might eventually become a section in its own right -- the photos of glum-looking people in hot-desked office spaces, the articles with tepid anecdotes about people you’ve never heard of, etc, etc. Births, deaths, marriages, redundancies.

Eventually it will be written by journobots as they farewell their final fleshbot colleagues. Then, as early models of journobots are made redundant, they too will be banged out: "Remember that time Dynocorp X7-33 got pissed and made up the trotting results from Sandown ...? Good times."