Archive for March 3rd, 2009

Closer to the End of Print Media

March 3, 2009

In a post on RxInformatics, an article on the printing costs of the NY Times is cited. Basically, it costs more to print the NY Times than to give its subscribers each a $350 Kindle. Even with this price tag, a brand new device for delivering the news costs less than the paper and print for news. Personally, I would be glad to have an Amazon Kindle. This would be a mega-deal for both parties involved. Some might think that not all subscribers would accept the Kindle but I think adoption would be quick and likely outpace Amazon’s ability to produce and deliver.

What are the implications  for health and medical publishing – offer an ebook to all medical students? Phase out medical publishing which is largely electronic already?

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