The Davis Enterprise: The Anti-Green Newspaper?

A while ago we cancelled our Davis Enterprise subscription. Not because it’s not a good paper (it is) or becuase it’s biased (it is) but because we didn’t read it ehough to justify the energy costs of producing and recycling it.

But I would like to continue to read their content electronically where I could (hopefully) search for what I wanted to read more easily and with a greener conscious. Logging into their website I found it’s against the rules for online-only accounts to live in the city of Davis’ zip codes (95616, 95617, 95618, 95695, 95776). That’s right: if you live in Davis or Woodland you have to kill trees to read the enterprise even if you don’t want to. And here I thought we were a progressive city.

And one more silly: the three month subscription for the electronic edition costs more than the paper+electronic edition. Riddle me the logic on that one, toad town.


  1. Janet Said,

    March 2, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    Could you pay the subscription but have the paper version delivered to a local school or library?

  2. Wes Said,

    March 2, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    That’s a good question; most papers would let you do something like that and it’s a good idea. They should promote that but still allow a non-paper version, IMHO, though.