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    Strange to find a story like this on Aint It Cool News, but there we go.

    Entertainment Weekly to have a video player on subscriber issues

    If this proves an affordable experiment, it has the potential to revitalise some print magazines.
    I'm thinking movie trailers on film magazines, maybe a short film. Actual footage from important news stories on news magazines, even interviews.

    Does anyone here subscribe to Entertainment Weekly and can tell us what it's like when they get their copy?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
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    The BBC have this as well.

    I dunno, it sounds awfully wasteful of resources to me...
    • CommentAuthorRyan C
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
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    Can I get this and hack it? Use the usb interface to drop my own video into it? If the magazine is $5 and I could have several of these to play with, it may be worth it.

    @Flabyo - Most advertising in print form is a waste, right?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
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    @Ryan - most advertising in print doesn't need batteries.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009 edited
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    BoingBoing announced months ago that Esquire Magazine were going to have some sort of e-paper cover, but didn't say when. E-vapor, more like.

    [shoulda read the BBC article first. They say Esquire did put it out (e-ink). I never saw it, though.]
    • CommentAuthorCymro
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
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    Man, the war on literacy is really heating up!
    • CommentAuthorKenO
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
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    Motion comics that fit in a long box?
    • CommentAuthorOwen
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
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    Not sure the price point is there for comics, but it certainly has interesting applications for a comic as part of the story. Actors as part of the comic making process ...
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    this is fucking insane to me. the future.
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    If this proves an affordable experiment, it has the potential to revitalise some print magazines.

    This isn’t affordable. It’s a very high-cost publicity stunt implemented on a limited scale by one of the leading TV networks to promote their entire fall lineup. It’s not going to save magazines that have lost so many advertisers that they’re making articles longer to fill up space because otherwise their issues won’t be thick enough to bind. To actually implement these into magazines a machine would have to be made that could tip-in the advertisements after the magazine is bound—that’s way beyond the budget of print advertising.

    BoingBoing announced months ago that Esquire Magazine were going to have some sort of e-paper cover…

    It was a small window behind a cutout on the cover that just flashed a little text. They printed shitloads of them and they just collected dust in bookstores until they got thrown. Made of fail.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
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    I'm sure this could be hacked. It would be a wonderful thing to have...haha a possible "video penpal" thing comes to mind...