Category Archives: Quick Post

The Dramatic Success of Apple’s iPad.

I think this quick quote really helps show the dramatic success Apple’s iPad has been.

Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, more than double the number it sold last year. Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, helped put this in perspective during the company’s earnings call.“Just two years after we shipped the initial iPad, we sold 67 million,” he said. “It took us 24 years to sell that many Macs, and five years for that many iPods, and over three years for that many iPhones.”

via Tim Cook Spells Out the Rapid Growth of Apples iPad – NYTimes.com.

Torchwood: Miracle Day trailer

The trailer for the upcoming season of Torchwood: Miracle Day, looks like it has some real promise.  I had only started watching the show with last season, Torchwood: Children of Earth, so be good to have more new episodes of this show.  From the trailer it looks like the extra money from co-production of this season by Starz and BBC is put to good use.

Avoiding the Paywalls or Business Class for News.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball pointed me to a worthy idea of how news websites such as the New York Times can avoid paywalls but at the same time have a system that can help them generate new revenue.  This option makes sense to me and is certainly something I might consider purchasing for sites I visited enough depending on the price points they used.

Business Class for News

I love this idea from Oliver Reichenstein: a premium “business class” level for news websites. Stop trying to figure out ways to block the flow of information with paywalls. Allow everyone the same access to the content — in the way that every passenger gets transported from A to B on an airplane — but allow people to pay for a superior experience.

via Daring Fireball. Link to full article: Information Architects – Business Class: Freemium for News?.