links for 2009-03-06

  • Kevin: I was recently asked about what impact Amazon's Kindle would have on newspapers. I think Steve Yelvington is right in this post that newspapers are wary of Amazon becoming a content broker, just as the music industry woke up too late that Apple is now a broker for music. But I was very interested in Steve's comment at the end of his post. "The traditional newspaper — an omnibus collection of often unrelated news, information and advertising, bundled up into a monolithic product — is being torn apart by market forces that no e-reader will change. But news in some form will be there. It is, after all, everywhere else."