Netly: The Third Screen

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Everyone has been citing an analyst’s report in which he asserts that Apple has been talking to book publishers about defecting from Amazon to the rumored iThing. I doubt it. 1.) The notoriously secretive Apple hasn’t been talking to anyone yet; 2.) if they were talking to anyone, it wouldn’t be book publishers. Of all the media types that will need to be rejiggered for the larger-screen tablet, books are affected least.

Not a week goes by where we don’t hear about a possible would-be Kindle-killer.  This one’s gonna be a touchscreen.  That one promises color.   They’re all going to be wireless.  So why are we still looking around the corner?

According to Tom Barlow of Daily Finance, an Apple Tablet would be a quantum leap forward:  Among his reasons listed here: “Sex. Kindle is n.o.t. s.e.x.y.  Design-wise, it’s the Pontiac Aztec of the e-device world. Apple knows how to design sexy.”  And then there’s that enormous iTunes merchandising system…


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