Thanks to the efforts of reader Jeff K, a graph of the circulation at the Dead Parrot is available at Radioblogger.com.
If there was any sign of life at Spring Street, the graph wpould be reproduced and sent around with a memo titled “Writing on the Wall.”
UPDATE: An e-mail of interest:
“6 Sigma” or “Westinghouse Rules” are corporate code for a method of analyzing
processes to see if they are under control or have become unstable. The
attached pdf is a crude application of this method to the LA Times circulation
numbers — using a 6 year average to establish ‘normal’ & MS Excel.
Drop from 1/3rd to 1/4th of population: 22 years (1980 to 2002)
Drop from 1/4th to 1/5th of population: 4 years (2002 to 2006)