Is the ‘iPod Moment’ Here for Newspapers?

For some time, newspapers have tried to either keep things the same or forcibly invent new delivery mechanisms and technologies for their product. Instead, the reverse is happening, and the iPod touch and iPhone, with the Internet in the user’s pocket, have created the moment in time when the legacy newspaper is irrelevant, according to a New York journalism professor. Professor Jeff Jarvis, who wrote a compelling essay on Monday for The Guardian, quoted Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, “When you have a Web browser in your pocket, a printed newspaper is redundant.”