Marco Arment’s The Magazine Might Be the Right Path

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You know where I consume the vast majority of my news and other reading? My iPad. Why? Because I truly prefer to hold something that I'm reading. When I want to catch up on the news of the day, I grab my iPad and fire up Zite or Fever or Reeder. I don't think I'm […]

Apple, Don’t Kill Newspapers! Offer In-App Subscriptions

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I’m a huge fan of the Vancouver Sun (Postmedia, really) iPad app, it is (as I said initially) part of my daily routine of reading the news. Now, I know that Postmedia doesn’t push all the articles from the Sun (or other papers) to the app, but that’s okay. Kobo came out with real subscriptions […]

Could we become our own library in the cloud?

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Lending ebooks first came to the Nook and now available for select books on Kindles, which makes me wonder if we could all become giant P2P libraries in the near future. Something that could make public libraries either scream in panic or giggle with glee, depending on whether you see this as a powerful tool […]

Couple Posts from Elsewhere: end of paper books & Trying Pomodoro GTD System

From time to time I’ll post full posts that I write for Future Shop (that’s allowed now), but today, it’s just excerpts. Enjoy! Last week Nicholas Negroponte was quoted as saying that the physical book would be dead in 5 years—Nicholas Negroponte: The Physical Book Is Dead In 5 Years—which I thought is pushing it […]

Wired Creates an iPad App and Brings the Digital Revolution to Magazines

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Wired Magazine announced their iPad app today to want can only be called “great fanfare” among the geek set. From Chris Anderson’s post on the web version of the site: The arrival of the tablet represents a grand experiment in the future of media. Over the next few months, we’ll integrate social media and offer […]