Frenzied innovation: the iPad and print publishers

20 July 2010

The iPad is a beautiful device that offers new ways to consume and interact with content. It takes ideas that have been discussed for decades and turns them into a (fairly) practical consumer product

The iPad poses huge challenges for print publishers, since it
has the potential both to unlock the benefits of digital for them, but also to remove
the last remaining advantages of their physical products

However, the iPad costs at least $500 and is hard to see as essential
for anyone. While there is real money to be made here, it will take a long time
to match the scale that comes from 10m people buying a newspaper every day in the

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