If you’ve been following the new iPad craze, then I’m sure you already know that magazines have begun to offer digital versions for purchase. Since printed press is heavily affected by the economic crisis, this is what I would call a smart move, and sales figures probably agree with me. I do not own an iPad (or iPhone/iPod – or any apple product save from a version of iTunes*) and this post is not about iPad! I know there are arguments for and against iPad, but I do not want to go there, at all.
The printed version and the digital version cost exactly the same amount of money! $4.99 per issue! At first I wanted to search a bit more, maybe find a statement from a P.S.’s representative, that would try to explain this, but then I got too angry. And between you and me, I don’t give a flying crap.
What could have been a brilliant move and would have helped with the crisis they’re going through, seems nothing more than plain robbery.