I think even Peter knows that’s not true. Plenty of people miss yesterday’s newspaper—especially the Observer. Perhaps too many. Although his point of living in the “ever-changing present” is well taken.
Saw this passed around on Twitter and whatnot with the “nobody remembers yesterday’s newspaper but the editor” quote highlighted with sniveling revelry. But the context here is what is important. I also suspect Peter wasn’t just talking about the media or even the Observer, but the city itself.
Mike Teavee: You don’t understand *anything* about science! First off, there’s a difference between waves and particles! DUH! Second, the amount of power it would take to convert energy into matter would be like nine atomic bombs!
Willy Wonka: MUMBLER! Seriously, I can’t understand a word you’re saying!