Apple watchers often follow the words of Steve Jobs, for what he says won’t happen, almost as much as for innuendo about what might happen. Infamously Steve said at one time that he wouldn’t rival the Kindle because ‘no one reads any more’.
Decidedly, the concepts of the Kindle and the iPad, are not two of a kind. One might have thought that this story had ended, considering that Apple is rewarded with its customer base, and Amazon with their own, but new rumors have emerged that Steve and Rupert Murdoch are putting their heads together to re-factor the digital news concept (for all time).
It will be called loosely enough, the Daily.
Curiously, the Guardian reports that we can expect the Daily, will bridge the sensationalism of the tabloid with the intelligence found in a broadsheet. One can only hope that it tries to not to. If the Daily can do anything, it can save the News, from the News industry; from centuries old biases like tabloid or broadsheet. Long ago, the size of a paper stopped being relevant to people. Unfortunately for newsmakers, the work of reporting the world as it is – has as well.