Apple’s new iPad e-everything reader looks like the electronic newspaper tablet Roger Fidler has been talking about for 15 years.
Over at the AEJMC Newspaper Division blog I embedded a player for a video of Fidler’s 1994 demo of “TheTablet,” complete with discussion of keeping newspaper branding, look-and-feel, and display advertising. Now I’ve just noticed the same video in a much more comprehensive article at the Society of News Design.
The iPad, as announced, will do a lot more than deliver the newspaper… such as running more than 100,000 iPhone apps. The painting program demonstration was very impressive… and so is the promise that iPad will let you buy and rent movies — wirelessly.