Newspapers Are Dead
Earlier today, I launched The Daily app on my iPad. It immediately started to download today’s issue. This was the headline:
Several newspapers came in this morning with a similar headline.
I thought, wow. After all that’s happened Mubarak won’t step down? Wow. A little while later the story changed. Turns out he decided to step down after all. The headlines on newspapers remained the same. We’ve got to wait for tomorrow to get the latest on that situation.
In computer terms, we say The Daily isn’t hard, it’s soft — it can be edited. That’s a powerful thing. Because a few hours later, the headline and news changed to this:
That’s my paperless dream. Paper must go. I mean, ok, there are times when the newspaper is convenient - say there are no iPads lying around or there’s no internet to even start with. Then yeah, yeah…