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 Рoffer an ebook to all medical students? Phase out medical publishing which is largely electronic already?

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