Economics Media

Why The iPad (and kin) Is Unlikely To Yield Consumer Savings

I’ve been thinking about business models for online content (text and images), given Apple’s introduction of the iPad and Amazon’s infamous battle with Macmillan. I’ve argued that digital subscriptions should be less than their analog counterparts, basing my argument in large part on the fact that traditional print is vastly more expensive than digital distribution. […]

Mobile Personal Technology

The iPad: A Consumption Device

My first reaction to the iPad, as I “consumed” the uStream feed, was this: Netbook is on “production” side of equation, #ipad is on “consumption” side. It’s a content consumption device. On steroids. It’s more than 12 hours later, I’ve taught a class where we talked a bit about the iPad in terms of technology […]