Let's accept Talbot's premise that Salon is here to stay. Where will it be in five years? "Salon 2005," he muses. "I think it will be a vibrant Internet newspaper that will cover even more subjects than it's covering now. We'll add business and sports. We'll also be a multimedia operation, with Salon radio and Salon television." He is answering this last question on the phone from New York, where he is hiring people for the television program planned for fall. He also is recruiting investors for an international version of Salon.
But where will Talbot be in five years?