It’s New Media Dot Com over here today. The following is a sneek peek of my new piece for ACJW, Trade Winds, filmed at yesterday’s rehearsal. The ack-jews are sounding right nice. To wit:
So this may be the most bourgeois complaint ever, but the New Yorker’s new iPad app is completely pointless. I’m already a subscriber, and I’d love to be able to read the thing on my iPad as well, but that would involve buying every issue again at $5 each. I guess there are a few non-subscribers who might impulse-purchase one or two issues, but isn’t the majority of the readership more like me? Do they really expect this to be a success? I hope some sort of deal for subscribers is in the works, otherwise it appears the magazine industry is in an even deeper ideological rut than I’d previously thought (and don’t forget, this is the industry that put out these ads). When will the old folks ‘get it’? I want to give you my money, New Yorker. Just please don’t make me give it to you twice.