Monday, January 04, 2010

The Media Equation - A Savior in the Form of an Apple Tablet - NYTimes.com

The latest tablet-as-savior perspectives; see the full article for more context-setting

People have pointed out that there is far more value in repeat uses of “Stand by Me,” by Ben E. King than, say, a copy of this column. But somewhere between the iTunes model and the iPhone app store, where people pay for applications that make their life better or simpler, there may be a model for print.

I haven’t been this excited about buying something since I was 8 years old and sent away for the tiny seahorses I saw advertised in the back of a comic book. Come to think of it, the purchase didn’t really meet my expectations, but with the whole new year thing, a boy can dream, right?

The Media Equation - A Savior in the Form of an Apple Tablet - NYTimes.com

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