I know there are a lot of people in the newspaper business who hope that someday there will be an electronic device that saves the day — that somehow we can replace paper and all its associated inconveniences and inefficiencies with a device that is a closed enough system that news remains a push experience rather than a pull — in other words, skip the uncomfortable truth that old publishing models don’t work on the web.
But as I’ve said before, any digital device is likely to be as fraught with as many challenges to publishers as the web browser.
Steve Yelvington points out many of the problems with the latest tablet reader experiment.
I’m just saying, don’t expect technology to save your outmoded model. Instead, figure out how to succeed in the new world.