Praise for the NYPL Biblion app
Silicon Valley watcher Tom Foremski likes to say that "every company is a media company" in the Internet age. Well, it's not just companies that innovating. The New York Public Library put out an app today called Biblion that's one of the slickest media consumption experiences that I've seen for the iPad.
Combining essays, photos and documents from the library's archives, the whole experience feels more like an exhibit than a publication ... but maybe that's precisely where magazine apps should be aiming.