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Countdown to iPad – The New Newspaper (Use Case 38)

Wednesday 24 March 2010 - Filed under gaps + mobile + Technology

I have a real fondness for the newspaper industry. As such, it has been hard to watch it’s relevance and viability slowly disintegrate. Certainly newsprint isn’t the only way to deliver news to a home. However, nothing quite replaces the cozy-and-content image of someone holding coffee in one hand while juggling the morning paper in the other. And though we can get our news through laptops and smart phones, they just haven’t earned a comfortable place at the breakfast table.

It’s time to welcome iPad into our homes and invite it to breakfast. iPad is the new newspaper. As Steve Jobs said at the iPad launch, “The iPad gives a much more intimate feel than a laptop, and is much more capable than a smart phone.” Mr. Jobs is right. The iPad’s form factor and elegant interface makes it a near perfect replacement for the daily newspaper. Now if we can just get Apple to allow crinkly-newsprint sounds to be triggered by the accelerometer.

Taking in the morning paper

Taking in the morning paper

iPad - fit for the table, not for the cage


Countdown to iPad Series – There are countless articles and posts citing what the iPad isn’t or won’t be good at. We think they are wrong. Join us as we celebrate the countdown to iPad’s debut by posting a daily iPad use case. Think of the possibilities!


We have many iPad use case scenarios queued up, but could always use more. Please comment and share your iPad ideas below.


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2010-03-24  »  Russ Leseberg

Talkback x 3

  1. David Cushman
    24 March 2010 @ 10:59 am

    Dude, I goota know, how much is Apple paying you?

    You must have a deal going with them, no one can be this gaga over this silly iPad! LOL

  2. Russ Leseberg
    25 March 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    Nope no deal with Apple. I simply believe this could be one of the most significant changes in the way we interact with computers and I’m trying to get people thinking about it in different ways.

  3. What would you do in heaven?
    26 March 2010 @ 1:20 am

    Interesting stuff, things like these used to exist only in the movies ;)

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