Shafer: Digital Tablets Won’t Save Magazines & Newspapers

In Jack Shafer’s piece on Slate, he compares today’s digital tablets with CD-ROMs of the nineties, and says:

“As publishers create tablet formats and iPhone apps, they vow they won’t repeat the mistake they made with the Web by giving content away. But is $2.99 for an iPhone-optimized version of Esquire really the deal that you’ve been looking for?”

Here’s a link to the entire article on Slate:


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