Warren Buffett in a letter to editors & publishers:
We must rethink the industry’s initial response to the Internet. The original instinct of newspapers then was to offer free in digital form what they were charging for in print. This is an unsustainable model and certain of our papers are already making progress in moving to something that makes more sense.
Tim Cook at D10:
We don’t want their stuff to be ripped off1. A whole generation thought [digital stuff] should be free, and if that continued, you won’t have any artists anymore. That’s not good for any of us.
In this interview Tim Cook refers to Hollywood. ↩
Consuming news (everything from the latest headlines to in-depth articles and commentary) ranks as one of the most popular activities on the tablet, about as popular as sending and receiving email (54% email daily on their tablet), and more popular than social networking (39%), gaming (30%), reading books (17%) or watching movies and videos (13%). The only activity that people said they were more likely to do on their tablet computer daily is browse the web generally (67%).
The survey also finds that three-in-ten tablet news users (defined for this study as the 77% of all tablet users who get news at least weekly) say they now spend more time getting news than they did before they had their tablet. Just 4% say they spend less time while two-thirds (65%) spend about the same amount of time.
A third (33%) of tablet news users say they are turning to new sources for news on their tablet, sources they had not turned to on other platforms such as television or their desktop computer. And, more than four in ten (42%) say they regularly read in-depth news articles and analysis on their tablet.
These are very impressive numbers when you think that the whole publishing industry is having economical issues.
Earlier today I’ve asked on Twitter:
What are you using to organize your PDFs? Preferably online and with search & tagging available
I’ve only got a couple of answers, so I’m reposting my question here hoping to get more recommendations. A blog post format also allows me to detail my requirements:
After some short investigation I’ve ended up with the following services, but I haven’t validated against my requirements:
Benjamin Darfler suggested a combination of Dropbox and Evernote. Dropbox fails quite a few of my requirements so it’s not really an option. I don’t know much about Evernote, but it seems like a tool that can be used for this scenario, but it was not meant for it.
So, what other solutions are you aware of or would you recommend?