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The future is now for newspapers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, May 18, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Ladies and germs welcome to the future of newspapers ...

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    The photo shows the screen that would be used. About the size of a small tabloid paper and flexible since the worker is bending it.
    And this on the tech involved...
    You can read the article here...
    http://www.crosscut.com/seattle-newspapers/3231/

    If they make it where you can get e-mail and surf the web with a virtual keyboard, then that's all you need. No more blackberry, no more laptop. And they could make it like cell phones where part of the monthly subscription covers the cost of the hardware, so not much money upfront.
    Tech nerds may remember this was the technology in display in Minority Report and also one of the movies about a manned mission to Mars, but I don't remember the name, just that it was a bad movie that had Val Kilmer in it.
     
  2. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    As much as people love new technology, this may be a boon to newspaper subscriptions. Just wonder how many papers can afford to implement it, if the it goes over well?
     
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Most papers still haven't figured out how to successfully integrate with all the (somewhat outdated) technology that I rely on now.

    What makes anyone think they'll actually be able to hook on with a technology like this while it's on its way up?
     
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Exactly. There are some newspapers that are patting themselves on the back right now for discovering how to implement newsblogs to keep the website updated with breaking local news.
     
  5. I'm still waiting for the CueCat to transform newspapers as we know them.

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  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Good question.
     
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