More on the ‘iPad: will it save the world… or destroy it?’ debates

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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3 Responses

  1. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    * For the old farts: Hey guess what, I googled Records, and read all about them on wikipedia. On my iPhone. On the train. Turns out your records held less music then the CD's I used to buy before I got my first iPod. My first iPod stored more songs than the traditional music lover even pwned.Truth be told, those who are nay saying the iPad at this point seem silly at best to me. Jobs innovated the "simple home computer" with the iMac. His company innovated media distribution with the invention of the iPod. And then, he changes the smart phone market with the iPhone. Simply put, I'd put my money on this horse for the time being. The iPad 1.0 will be a dinosaur in 3 years. And by then, I'm sure there will be millions of adoptors of the iPad.. and the publishing industry will be wrapped up into the same whilwind that decimated the tactile music and movie stores of our shared youth. Ultimately though… as a friend of several comic shop owners myself… I pray for a way to not see their brick and mortar go the way of my local record swap.

  2. Anonymous says:

    "We already have reports that iPhone editions of some comics from major publishers have been outselling print editions of the books, and that's on a platform that's not optimal for reading comics."Hey Glen, could you give me a pointer on where to find those reports? I'm curious about Iphone sales, and I recently saw an interview with Phil Foglio where he said he never heard of people make much money from the iphone….

  3. BPearce says:

    For what it's worth (and without meaning to undercut the point you were making), "33.75 million iPhones sold" does not necessarily mean 33.75 million iPhone users — many people (though by no means all) have traded up as newer, more functional models have become available.But it's still a considerable market.