Publishing sectors peddling against each other on Tablet PCs
November 12, 2002
Here is an entertaining piece of commentary by Vin Crosbie on how magazine, newspaper and book publishers are refusing to cooperate when it comes to adapting a common platform for reading their content in Tablet PCs. Asks Crosbie:
"Does each sector think that people will want to install and run different software to read different sectors' publications? If so, that's a dumb and doomed idea. Any solution designed for just one sector of publishing will fail to achieve critical mass in the consumer marketplace, plus thwart the other sectors' potential for success. A common Open Source solution is needed — a standard software format by which people can use any electronic device to read any newspaper, magazines, book, catalog, holiday card, or love note."