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Monday, August 17, 2021

The Budget is the Amish community’s newspaper of record. And yes, it does have a website — which, presumably, none of its readership ever see. What’s Pennsylvania Dutch for “irony”?

But then, The Budget fulfills a role as a sort of “Amish Internet”, on a weekly paper-and-ink basis. All of which adds up to an insufficiently-orthodox slant, in the eyes of some:

[The Budget] is the oldest and largest among Amish publications, which include Die Botschaft, a rival weekly formed in the 1970s by people who believed The Budget was too liberal.

Sure enough, Die Botschaft (”The Message” to you, English) is firmly off-the-grid, with no Web presence in sight, other than an official Library of Congress listing. Old-school Plain People, represent!

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 08/17/2009 09:57:55 PM
Category: Internet, Publishing, Society
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  1. I find it interesting that the Amish have a website, since they don’t believe in conveniences that would allow them to read the online version of the paper.

    It probably serves a purpose for some more liberal community members though.

    Comment by Jim — 08/21/2009 @ 01:07:20 AM

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