Countdown to iPad – The New Newspaper (Use Case 38)

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Taking in the morning paper
Taking in the morning paper
I have a real fondness for the newspaper industry. As such, it has been hard to watch it’s relevance and viability slowly disintegrate. Certainly newsprint isn’t the only way to deliver news to a home. However, nothing quite replaces the cozy-and-content image of someone holding coffee in one hand while juggling the morning paper in the other. And though we can get our news through laptops and smart phones, they just haven’t earned a comfortable place at the breakfast table.

It’s time to welcome iPad into our homes and invite it to breakfast. iPad is the new newspaper. As Steve Jobs said at the iPad launch, “The iPad gives a much more intimate feel than a laptop, and is much more capable than a smart phone.” Mr. Jobs is right. The iPad’s form factor and elegant interface makes it a near perfect replacement for the daily newspaper. Now if we can just get Apple to allow crinkly-newsprint sounds to be triggered by the accelerometer.

iPad – fit for the table, not for the cage

Countdown to iPad Series – There are countless articles and posts citing what the iPad isn’t or won’t be good at. We think they are wrong. Join us as we celebrate the countdown to iPad’s debut by posting a daily iPad use case. Think of the possibilities!

We have many iPad use case scenarios queued up, but could always use more. Please comment and share your iPad ideas below.

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4 thoughts on “Countdown to iPad – The New Newspaper (Use Case 38)”

  1. I love reading the news. Just not from a newspaper or newspaper app. I prefer a news reader. I want to read topics, not a single specific editorial point of view. NetNewsReader on the iPod Touch is my favourite app and I expect it will be also on the iPad.

      1. I just hope publications don't set their prices at silly levels and make it hard to want to subscribe to them. Maybe a few premium titles can get away with big ticket subscription fees, but I hope loads of then aren't going to go that way.

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