We would have to put ourselves in the category of the nostalgic NYU academic Clay Shirkey faulted here for hoping the OC Register’s big commitment to print would work. We knew the economics probably didn’t work. After crawling under our car for the third day in a row to fish our paper out, we know the logistics of print no longer work. The iPad is so much easier – but somehow less satisfying. It’s sad to see this grand experiment hit a wall – or maybe it’s just a stumble? We prefer to be optimistic, even if it’s unrealistic.