iPad ‘newspaper’ created by Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch
Apple and News Corp reportedly set to launch joint iPad news publication exclusively via download
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Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp, and Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, are preparing to unveil a new digital “newspaper” called the Daily at the end of this month, according to reports in the US media.
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With no printing or distribution costs, the US-focused Daily will cost 99 cents (62p) a week.
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Unless it has the UK Sun’s Page 3 ladies, I don’t see the 50$/year working.
The FLIP application already on the IPAD for free has a better shot.
All these “media moguls” have done is to get “We, The Sheeple” to buy the reader and transfer all the costs to us from them.
The IPAD is a “game changer” but it’s not a “credit card machine” like a toll booth collector. When I first saw it, I thought it was nothing more than a heavy device to sell me stuff. That’s the way these guys are thinking of it. It’s really a tool that puts the cloud at your finger tips.
Just rearranging those proverbial deck chairs isn’t going to do it.
If each issue cost a tenth of a penny, then maybe you have a chance. And, charge me when I buy it. Subscriptions, “applications” that have to be downloaded to do nothing more than cost your wealth, and “copy protection” (i.e., Digital RIghts Management) in general is not how dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) is consumed on the inet.
(Consumed is a bad word. It’s not “eaten”. It is digested, shared, and amplified. Absorbed might be better.)
This idea is a dud! The continued death throws of the old print media.
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