I love Wired magazine. It’s one of the few magazines I read and probably the only one I read cover to cover. The problem with me is that I’m just not a big fan of magazines anymore. The media I take in is almost 100% digital now. I read my books on my iPad, I get my news from blogs and watch TV and movies through Hulu, Netflix and other services. Someone tell me, why are we still printing magazines? Oh yeah…. so we have something to do on airplanes when we’re not allowed to have electronic devices on.
Well, about a year ago, Wired Magazine began publishing their magazine on the iPad. It wasn’t just scanned images from the magazines, but actually additional content as well as videos and links… the way an iPad magazine should look like. The only problem is that the were selling each iPad issue for a couple of bucks. I love Wired, but I’m already paying for the print subscription.
Well, that all changed yesterday. IPad subscriptions and because I’m a Wired subscriber, I get all the iPad issues as well. Score! I’m a very happy man who is trashing all my unread magazines in my backpack and on my nightstand.
My big question to the Kidmin world. The iPad has been out for more than a year now. Where are the iPad friendly kidmin magazines? Where are the iPad Kid’s Bibles? Not only is there a great need, there’s a great opportunity. Somebody get on it please, we’re waiting!