Magazine 2.0

Below is an 8-minute conceptual video of how the e-magazines of the future may operate. Recently Sports Illustrated launched a demo of a tablet e-reader device. Others will soon follow as the scramble has begun to produce the first widely accepted electronic reading device in the colorful world of magazines.

Which brings me to a question that I’ve been waiting to ask you rabid readers. For those of you who are familiar with reading books or magazines through an e-reader (like a Kindle), what have you noticed about your personal reading habits and experiences as you compare how you read the printed page with how you read digital text? What differences have you noticed? What similarities are you aware of? Which helps you retain more information? Which, if either, do you tend to read faster or more slowly or more analytically? I’d be very interested to know how the devices compare with printed materials, and especially books. Drop me a comment.

And have a blessed Christmas week!

Mag+ by Bonnier on Vimeo

2 thoughts on “Magazine 2.0

  1. Hi Tony,

    I love my new kindle! I received it as a gift for Fathers day from my two sons. It has been so much more enjoyable than I had anticipated. Although I only have a few dozen titles on it currently it is so nice to have all at my finger tips. I use it for daily devotional, Bible study (ESV Study Bible), books, reading pdf files (i.e. Piper’s stuff), and receive a daily blog from one of our Canadian friends. I am impressed at the large selection of Christian books available for the Kindle at Amazon. I do not subscribe to any of their magazines.
    I find that I am able to read more because I have it with me at all times so I can dive into any one of the books during breaks in the day. (I usually have about 3 books being read concurrently) It is easy to take notes and underline key sections for later review. I don’t think it changes how I read, I am still a slow analytical type reader. Since I have the DX model (Large screen), it is no different than reading a book. The quality of the print with the way the back lighting works makes it appear exactly like a written page.

    Hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS (in the snow)

  2. Merry Christmas to you as well Bill. I appreciate this summary. The Kindle’s great advantage is allowing readers to carry a lot of books at the same time. I enjoy reading from the Kindle although I have found it more difficult to read analytically on the Kindle than a printed book. Not sure exactly why, but it may actually be caused by having so many books available. Thanks for this helpful summary. Keep reading!

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