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  • Reading 2 papers does not take twice the time of reading 1 paper.

    Quite a large proportion of the content is from wireservices - and therefore the same in most (all?) papers. And practice makes you read faster than 1 hour for a newspaper - I read 4 on my way in in the train,m and still have time to spare at the end. One of them is a high-density, reading-intensive one without many pictures, it takes over half an hour, while the 2 free ones (MetroExpress and a look-a-like competitor) take about 5 minutes each - a little longer if the column on the last-page is read-worthy.

    I would be terribly bored having to read 25 newspapers, but impossible? No. there should even be time left for some 'real work' before lunch.

    • He works for the government! The secretary has no clue what real work is all about :) You know the type.. you've seen people come in at 10, sleep 2 hours, take 2 hour lunch breaks and race past the punch clock at 4.
      • I know. I worked for the goverment for 10 years. When someone asked how many worked at our place, we often answered (truthfully) "Oh, about 25%".

        With many civil servants I would prefer that they read newspapers rather than do harm by doing thier 'real job' ;-)