OK, file this one under "convergence in the home."
At NAB, Adobe announced that they were working with partners to get Flash into home TV sets, with sales of such units to start later this year.
Snore, you say?
By the time this blog is posted, more digital ink will have been spilt over the "death" of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer print edition than real ink that was used in that paper. In case you missed it, Hearst Corporation, the P-I's parent, pulled the plug on the print edition as of St. Patrick's Day. The paper is now web only, with twenty in the newsroom, down from about 160.
Just last week, another group announced a plan to create specialized printer for subscribers to print their own version of a newspaper right in their own homes. Uh-huh. And Plastic Logic's new digital reader (think over-sized Kindle) is aimed right at the newspaper and magazine market.
But back to the P-I. What is interesting is not that the paper version died (it was about time), but the plans for the online P-I. The plans strike me as weird. Here are some highlights (in italics) with my comments: