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Marco Arment: Those are big problems to solve. But they’re the publishers’ problems, not the customers’. They’re implementation details. I don’t need to know why $4.99 is insufficient to pay for 15 articles on my iPad. I just know that it feels like a premium price for such a relatively small amount of content, and I don’t feel right paying premium prices for ad-subsidized products. There...
In the summer of 2001 I opened the meticulously designed packaging of a Titanium PowerBook. Technology was already in me; I breathed it. And I breathed that new-Apple smell for the first time. In the ten years since, many such packages have crossed my doorstep. Later that year, I sat in a quiet room of the University of Idaho Commons, waiting. A keynote announcement had taken place that day,...