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Newsstand in a Nutshell

A year ago I had a dream that I was having an intimate chat with Steve Jobs about newspaper and magazine applications. “All the news apps currently out there “, he said after a thoughtful pause, “are shit. Why on earth should I have to wait tens of seconds, or even minutes, after I start the app before I can see the first page of my publication?”

Shooting down paywalls

With the New York Times paywall coming up, I thought I’d dump some more paywall thoughts. Are secure paywalls even a good idea?

Back with a Bang

My blog hasn’t had enough attention recently. You see, I was involved in some top secret shiftyness and I signed a lot of pieces of paper which meant I couldn’t really talk about a lot of interesting things. But I’m free from that now.

Why the iPad Makes Murdoch Right

My thoughts on the iPad, why it will be good for the publishing industry, and why people will pay for content on it.