Unlike tiny mobile phones and devices like the Kindle that are made to display text from books, these new gadgets, with screens roughly the size of a standard sheet of paper, could present much of the editorial and advertising content of traditional periodicals in generally the same format as they appear in print. And they might be a way to get readers to pay for those periodicals — something they have been reluctant to do on the Web.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Miniaturization Has Met Its Match
Amazon and other companies are racing to come out with a super-Kindle that really could save newspapers. The New York Times: