Metaphor: Jumping out of a plane without a parachute

Jumping without a parachute
Dave Winer’s Find an airplane to jump out of

In hindsight, the Times could have and should have been the new distribution system, but they would have had to be nimble to do that, and been willing to accept the feeling of jumping out of a plane with no parachute. They let people in California do that nstead because they were willing to deal with nsecurity. What a silly reason to cede an empire.

Now here’s the good news for the Times. There’s still time.

The electronic system isn’t finished upheaving. There are still planes taking off that you can jump out of but as before there are no parachutes. You could hit the ground. Hard.