February 4, 2010

More on the iPad

Jay Rosen talks with The Economist about what the iPad may mean for journalism. He makes a point that I think could spell doom for this device: It’s about the rhetoric of lecture.

Can a generation that has been taught by the internet to be content producers be satisfied with a device that encourages them to be content consumers?

I’m also fascinated with his list of what a 21st century journalist should be. More on that later…

One Response

  1. Edward Ashley 

    Hello Dr. Cline,

    Long time no talk!

    I liked the article about the iPad, but you might want to take a look at these two links: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/TechandScience/Story/STIStory_483815.html

    http://paper.sznews.com/szdaily/20100201/ca2926522.htm

    Here in china there is a company that says that Apple copied their idea, in the articles this company says their P88 had been out for 6 months before Apple released their iPad.

    It is kinda funny if you ask me a company in China copies a product from Apple before it is released. That is a new one.

    Most of the people here believe that the Chinese company did not come with the idea on their own. Now the reason for that is because the Chinese version weighs more and is also thicker, they believe that this company rushed it to market so that they would not get in trouble with Apple.

    So I thought I would give you the links so you can take a look at what could come down the line in the way of copyright infringments on one of them.

    Edward Ashley