Friday, October 03, 2008

Imagined Reader Proposal

From Guardian Talk

Victor Keegan has written about the Sony Reader and other devices coming along next year.

This was on a Thursday. But not much yet on a Saturday in the bookish bit, or on a Monday where newspaper circulation numbers continue to be considered as a mystery.

I would like to suggest a whatif from some time in the future. Say the Guardian guarantees £500 million over five years for Man Roland to develop a device with a screen size like the Berliner or G2 in colour of course and with Web access. Guardian fans sign a 24 month contract to spend around a pound a day and get a free prototype.

I could develop a detailed proposal on a modest budget if one could be found. Not too silly. Man Roland already has some research.


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