Replacing Paper Work ? Tablets Rule !
Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the movable printing press in 1440 revolutionised the world, as it became possible to produce books en mass. The printing press became the impetus by which renaissance,...
...the humanist rebirth of interest in learning and the classics, was transmitted from culture to culture.The printed book was to became a means of political revolution as the public wrestled Literature from the closed circles of the Wealthy, Educated and the Church.
Today, technology is pushing printed works to the peripherals with the emergence of E-gadgets, such as E-readers and Tablet PC's. For Example, the Amazon Kindle
can accommodate 540,000 e-books plus it has a read-to-me feature which converts text to speech, though the voice is best described as a robotic monotony. Kindle's built-in 3G wireless connection can access magazines, newspapers and any printed works.
Tablet computing is the rage today with the major Vendors battling for a share of the market. HP has unveiled its webOS tablet also known as TouchPad, Samsung has the Galaxy Tab and estimates put the brands in the market to be over 100, all attempting to provide an alternative to Apple's iPAD. Telecommunications giant Orange has taken queue and launched a low cost branded tablet aimed at the European market, an initiative which will probably be aped by other service providers.
Apple Inc. is now monitoring all digital content which is sold through its iPHONE and iPad with the intention of sharing revenue with the content publishers. The move is bound to open a window for other vendors to cash in on the content accessed through Tablet PCs. Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, he of News Corp, launched THE DAILY , a publication developed specifically for the iPad, for about 3,000 Kenya shillings a year, you will receive comprehensive news daily. This pioneering app's caters for consumers who no longer subscribe to newspapers and feel the web is too targeted, exposing them only to the stories they were looking for.
In conclusion, Murdoch quipped “ The iPad demands that we completely re-imagine our craft.” Although hitches are abound with these modern tech gizmo’s, the world is witnessing a new kind of information revolution that is side stepping the use of printed works. The future of disseminating news will certainly be paperless.