Newsweek – Publishers should beware the iPad
During the pre-Internet era, the Italian philosopher Umberto Eco explained the difference between Apple and Microsoft in terms of the divide between Catholics and Protestants. In the DOS-based universe, he noted, there are many alternative paths to salvation. The One True Church of Macintosh, by contrast, “tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step.”
After traditional media gushed over the iPad–the savior of their industry–some are starting to question the bed into which Mr. Jobs is inviting them. Jacob Weisberg, in the latest Newsweek, has his own doubts.
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