HG Wells prophesied of a "new order" where newspapers would be "dead" and instead we'd "ring up N.E.W.S. on our telephones" and "listen in to a summary of what has happened in the last 2-3 hours." How right he was.
Well, half-right. Instead of ringing up the news channel on our phones, we browse or access news by apps. His 1943 speech, in front of the British Association Conference, is well worth a listen, even at almost 10 minutes in length. Chuckling through his words when dissing the state of journalism (it's "prostitution," he claims), it's obvious Wells knows he's being contrary and far-reaching. If only he were around today... [BBC—Thanks Gary!]