A couple of weeks ago Martin Bryant asked himself “Are iPad magazines being killed by greed? and concluded “right now, it appears that there’s virtually no way to make magazines appealing on tablets… I’m sticking with paper.” The problem with tablet-based magazines, Martin wrote, is that they are “more interactive, more portable and better for the environment than paper ones, but if they’re way too expensive who’s going to buy them?
- Todd Woody has written an interesting piece for the Grist magazine about the “iPad’s potential as a green machine”. In “iPadding into the future” Todd explains why and how, besides being very good for the environment, reading newspapers and magazines on an iPad also is a much more pleasurable experience than reading their paper versions. Todd then concludes that this isn’t going to happen until a digital (i.e. “/immaterial”) subscription costs five times more than the print subscription.