The New Yorker Magazine Celebrates Technological Milestone With the Release of Its iPad Edition
The New Yorker released its app version for the Apple iPad this morning, offering to its consumers the current issue's full table of contents every Monday morning. Readers can choose what issues they would like to buy, and are able to access them from whatever media and at any time they like.
According to a letter from the editors in the current edition of The New Yorker, this app edition will have more than the print version, including video and audio of poets reading their work, as well as additional cartoons and photos.
The New Yorker has been issuing magazines since 1925, and today, its editors are, according to their letter, "at once delighted and a little bewildered about this latest digital development and our place in it: delighted because of the quality of what the tablet provides and the speed with which the magazine can be distributed, but bewildered, too, because we'd be liars if we said we knew precisely where technology will lead."
Kilian Schalk, technical director of digital projects for The New Yorker, is proud of the magazine's accomplishment, saying "This represents the culmination of a decade's worth of work, starting with newyorker.com, which launched in 2001, and progressing through the DVD archive set, the digital edition and online archive, Kindle and Nook editions, to an app that is available anywhere in the world on iTunes. [This is] very different from the paper-only magazine I joined in December 1999, and [I am] very hopeful for the future."