Digitising magazines

Browsing through Kottke, I stumbled across this interesting item about a potential future for the magazine industry. It links through to the original article, and a brilliant video. It’s a little dry, but the production is great and the concept is fascinating.


Things I found of note:

  • The idea of people enjoying completing a magazine, as a sense of satisfaction rather than neverending blogs
  • I know it’s only a prototype but the spine is bigger than the other side. Wonkiness is a big no no.
  • It is very Kindle like, isn’t it?

What do you think? Is the concept of magazines something that can be digitised or is it something that only works on paper?