What Apple's Tablet Could Mean for Us

My job is communication, and I do so with photos, writing, books, flyers, posters—and now, blog posts and Twitter. What’s frustrated me right from the beginning of blogging is the difficulty of doing anything more complex than picture on left, text on right. For years I’ve been looking for a way to do blog layout like our book pages—and quickly.

I’m really excited to think there may now be a way to do magazine layout in 4-color. This morning I came into a coffee house in Berkeley and read an article in the New York Times (there’s nothing like a hold-in-yr-hands newspaper!) about Apple’s notebook, to be announced tomorrow. This caught my eye: “The New York Times Company, for example, is developing a version of its newspaper for the tablet, according to a person briefed on the effort…”

Bring it on Steve!

With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday

By BRAD STONE and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD/Published: January 25, 2010


About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to What Apple's Tablet Could Mean for Us

  1. nice tool, the ipad, for $499 made by Foxconn using slave labor in the 'secret' slave labor city of Shenzhen China( it's separate economic zone within chinese mainland, not Taiwan!). Just the company's name gives me the creeps. Shrewd enough to 'conn' a 'fox'.
    Foxconn hit the news a while back when worker Sun Dayong had committed suicide after becoming a suspect for allegedly having passed iphone Prototypes outside the company. He was approached by Company security in such questionable ways that he saw no other escape but to take his life. This incident was then thoroughly investigated by chinese police. If that investigation hadn't happened even today there still wouldn't be an offical acknowledgement that Foxconn is the maker of iphones. 250.000 people work in Shenzen for Foxconn, they sleep in dormitories with up to 100 people in stacked beds, 6 days aweek for @$300 a month. No wonder apple doesn't want people to know anything about where their products are coming from these days. I have a 5 year old ibook G4, and i love it,but can we afford cheaper and cheaper products no matter what the human an environmental implications?
    Love your blog anyways, awesome
    keep up the good work

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