Agreed. But more importantly, the tablet will reinvent journalism. For the better.
Veteran editor Tina Brown, who now runs The Daily Beast, says we are about to enter “a golden age of journalism.” I agree, and I think tablet devices will hurry that along.
Here, then, is your new morning newspaper, with videos next to stories and the ability to customize the panes to deliver what you want and leave out what you don’t. This device is also your TV, your stereo, and probably your telephone too. For people like me, who produce content, this change is both great and scary. Great because the techies in Silicon Valley are giving us powerful new tools for telling stories. Scary because the old ways of telling stories are about to become obsolete, and if we cling to them, we’ll be washed away.… I have no idea what the “new news” will look like, but I know it will arrive.…I can’t wait to see what it looks like.”