Kessel says people have realized that the iPad might be good for a lot of things, but isn’t really the best device for sustained reading over several hours. It’s too heavy, for one thing—about a pound and a half compared with 10 ounces for the Kindle, which can be held in one hand, like a paperback. As Kessel puts it, in a bit of an understatement, “The Kindle and the iPad are very different products.
So true. I have a Kindle while my partner has an iPad. Whenever he sees me pack the Kindle into my handbag, he suggests that I bring the iPad instead. The iPad is a really nifty home media device, but I just can’t use it with one hand!
An interesting perspective on Time’s sorta pay wall.
Like second marriages, Time magazine’s new, extra-confusing pay wall is the triumph of hope over experience. The company has tried this before, and the results were predictable: traffic to the Time Inc. sites cratered and the added revenue from forcing people to buy the print product didn’t…