I've furthered my Apple obsession by adding an iPad to the fold. Perhaps the iPad's biggest strength is how it transforms the newspaper and magazine formats in ways traditional web pages cannot.
As a developer that's had a great deal of experience in the online news and magazine platforms, it is evident to me that a few factors make reading news on the iPad clearly better than anything we could currently offer online. Portability is certainly an argument, form factor is another and the linking in of richer media takes online news many steps closer to that "Harry Potter-esque" moving, self-updating, talking newspaper. The iPad certainly breathes new life into an otherwise dying format.
I'll write more about this in upcoming posts, but I am more curious that ever about iPad applications that replace traditional print medium and will offer my insights as I am on the journey of discovery.
About Tim Staney
has more than ten years (since 1997) of web development experience building enterprise-grade web applications for Fortune 500, small business and not-for-profit enterprises across the United States and Canada over a wide-range of industries. Tim specializes in information architecture, content management with a keen focus on user experience, and social media integration. Tim Staney
is a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida and active member of his community. Staney
regularly presents to professional and community groups, speaking on social media, social marketing, web content management and web strategy.
Tim Staney is a member of the American Marketing Association and <uwebd />, University Web Developers as well as the St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral Communications Task Force. Tim is the Web Content Manager at St. Petersburg College working for the Marketing and Public Information department managing content in the college's Ektron content management system. Tim also teaches courses like Social Marketing for Small Buisness and Designing Effective Websites for St. Petersburg College's Learn to Earn program.
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