EW: The (Really) Small Screen

EW: The (Really) Small Screen

The Wall Street Journal reports that Entertainment Weekly will run ads from CBS this fall that feature video. The TFT LCD screens will be able to play 40 minutes of video clips. 

This is another attempt at taking the printed paper into the 21st century (whether it wants to or not). Esquire took a shot at E-ink recently with mixed results.

Read the full article at WSJ.com.

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Is this a good thing for print-based publishing?
  • Emily Smith

    At least you got one! The mailman stole my copy, again. (squints at USPS )

  • Neil Jamieson

    Am I the only one whose screen didn't work? I tried charging it (there's a little port inside to plug into your computer) and nothing happened...I wound up tearing the whole thing out because I couldn't read the issue properly! Interesting idea I guess but make it work next time!?

  • Josh Klenert

    WIRED posts a video of the ad in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgJ6DA50thw

  • James Kelleher

    It's a long way from Minority Report though, isn't it? I'm now imagining a dystopian future where committees identify the strengths of two different media, then discard them all in favour of underwhelming novelty advertising.

  • Grant Glas

    Minority Report might predict the future. Remember the newspaper?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1HBizg0Yk

    Watch the first 15 seconds of this clip

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