Peanut-butter and jelly, Ham and eggs, iPod and iTunes, iPad and digital media. It’s that simple.
Let’s face it – paper is a burden – to our planet, and our own personal environments. It’s hard to organize and file, and although books and magazines are a great comfort medium – they are often expensive, heavy, place-centric, and notoriously hard to keep current and market efficiently.
What Jobs did today was the first tiny step toward the vision of empowering new generations, for whom loads of heavy books have less appeal, and perhaps, even less relevance.
Every blogger worth his salt is blathering about features, battery life, connectivity, and delivery dates. Instead of that – I just wanted to step back and get in touch with my roots: hot-type newspapers, radio, magazines, photography, and computers – and have a deep think about what all this means.
I think I get it – certainly not as Jobs does – but well enough to see that the iPad might well usher in a whole new paradigm for traditional media, a world in which we cherish and respect [and pay for] the content – not curse the loss of outmoded channels of delivery.
With that said – full iPad details can be found at www.apple.com/ipad.
And yes – the topic of our next iPhone Meetup will be iPad.