Quote of the day from Scott Rosenberg:
The question is whether the Dailyâ€™s secession from the Web is a matter of convenience or ideology for its creators. Did they put their energy into spiffing things up for the iPad â€” the hard, fun, innovative part â€” figuring that they can circle back to beef up their Web offerings later? Or do they feel that it is their calling, their mission, to leave the Web behind?
My prediction: If theyâ€™re pragmatists about the Web, theyâ€™ve got a chance â€” they can adapt and evolve their product so itâ€™s a little more up to date, less hermetic and more inclusive of the public that lives online today. But if theyâ€™re ideologues â€” if they really believe that what is essentially a magazine â€œpasted on a screenâ€ is the future of journalism â€” then theyâ€™re in deep trouble, and the Daily will only be Murdochâ€™s latest and most spectacular digital money-sink.