Still not getting this:
If it comes through, demand for electronic books, newspapers and magazines should soar. This will create an exciting design challenge for their publishers to develop seductive ways of presenting their content on e-readers. In theory, e-newspapers could combine the convenience of the printed product with the dynamism of their Web sites. And e-magazines should be more visually compelling with higher resolution images than their Web versions. As well as helping publishers to tackle the thorny problem of how to make money from the Internet, it could enable them to create dazzling new e-media.
Reading news on my computer or my phone is already very convenient, in part because I always have my phone with me and often have my laptop with me. Adding a third device into the mix isn’t going to be more convenient. The presumption here seems to be that there’s some large number of people who find print papers more convenient, but who are nonetheless driven to the web in search of “dynamism.” In fact, I assume that most people who prefer to read on paper are reading on paper, and those of us who read online do so precisely because it seems convenient.
Advances in screen resolution to facilitate higher-quality images would, of course, be welcome if it can be done in a cost- and energy-effective way. But why not just make the screens on laptops better?