Me on The Agenda: The iPad and the Future of Media

I spent last Friday in a windowless room with a bunch of men wearing a lot of pancake makeup, but it was a lot more fun than it sounds — I was taping an episode of TVO’s great show The Agenda with Steve Paikin, something I have been honoured to do more than once. This one was about the iPad and what it means (or doesn’t mean) for traditional media, and I was joined by Jesse Brown, host of Search Engine, as well as Globe columnist Ivor Tossell and Wired writer Steve Levy, who was broadcasting via Skype from a library in a small town called Otis, somewhere in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. We talked about the difference that a touch interface makes, the “lean forward” vs. “lean back” experience and how media outlets are offering to sell their souls to Steve Jobs in return for some semblance of hope for the future. I’ve embedded the video below.

12 thoughts on “Me on The Agenda: The iPad and the Future of Media

  1. As the owner of an iPad smuggled into Canada during the first week of availability. I couldn't agree more that this is will indeed change the way in which people behave rather than simply a gadget. The tactile experience is much more appealing than any other tablet I have used. I believe naysayers lack vision as to what is possible as more and more apps are developed for the device rather than what is available right now. Mashup of content types created for the iPad (such as the current rather rudimentary NPR app) is the future of media. With the iPad true interactivity will finally be realized and capitalized on.

  2. The tactile experience is much more appealing than any other tablet I have used. I believe naysayers lack vision as to what is possible as more and more apps are developed for the device rather than what is available right now.

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