DailyDirt: Newspapers? Books? We Don't Need Those Where We're Going…

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The era of printing words on dead trees might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t reading or writing anymore. When e-readers/e-books/tablets finally take over, it should be no surprise that the volume of reading material produced will be much, much greater than there ever was when the latest technology was just the printing press. Here are just a few projects that journalists are playing around with so they can adapt to an all digital future.

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Jimr (profile) says:

I wish I had booked mark the link about the economic analysis of the newspaper giving up the print edition and provide all its customers with a basic e-reader that updated to the latest edition every morning via something like the whisper net. The economic cost saving where there only if they could guarantee the recipients of the new e-newspaper reader would stay a customer for 3-5 years. 3 years being the break even point with the life expectancy of the e-newspaper being 5 years. I could see how it would be a tremendous risk for a current newspaper give up its printing press, delivery boys, etc. and just gamble on the automatic electronic distribution. I suspect some start up will attempt it, maybe even a telco in alliance with an enewspaper reader, or most likely Amazon will just offer the kindle for free if you agree to sign a 5 year deal to newspaper subscription (in which case I would be the first in line to subscribe).

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