Took a lot of brooms and washcloths to clean things out around here. Also took a $699 payout when I recently got this here Ipad. Now, I honestly have no idea if this is going to spur more blogging out of me. No matter what medium I type on, I still have far less time since I now drive to work. That hour and a half every day was quality blogging time – now it’s quality time spent with hundreds of other motorists, moving like sheep through the pavement ribbon of central Massachusetts.
But the IPad gives me hope for more blogging. It also gives me hope for magazines I used to read that I don’t read anymore. When I was a kid, I was subscribed to Sports Illustrated for years. Every Friday it would come in the mail – amazing color pictures and great sportswriting, back in a day when you simply didn’t have…….options. It was either The Boston Globe or SI. Yes, we were spoiled with the Globe but that was for local stuff. So Sports Illustrated really was the gold standard – everyone else was third tier.
Then came the Internet. Game over. Sports Illustrated survives, but who wants to read the magazine 7 days after the event? Espescially when you can login to ESPN.com 14 seconds after the game for quotes and reaction? Or to sbnation for quality blog reaction. The immediacy of everything rendered SI into the third tier, like, overnight.
But the IPad changes the game again. For me, I’m not planning on moving my computing life to it. I still think email works better on my IPhone. Web browsing is beautiful and better than on any phone but I still love my 23-incher. But blogging is easier with this insanely great WordPress ipad app.
Where it will really shine for me though, is magazines. I will read more of them, just like I used to. I’m pretty sure SI will have an app soon. Every other magazine better get one too, or they’ll be toast, because THIS is the way it’s moving. The screen is too beautiful and opportunity for interaction too juicy. Magazine will rise again. Trust me on this. If you haven’t seen the Wired IPad app yet, you probably don’t believe me yet. But when you do see it, you’ll be in the boat.
Come sail away. L