Because there’s a bit of convergence between the subjects of two of the more interesting posts I’ve read today, I’ll throw both of the links up here to share.
The first, from Mashable is about using e-commerce to save magazines. I think e-commerce in some form should be the savior of publishing. Some magazines have all kinds of profiles of stuff I would buy, and the most frustrating thing is that even the iPad version doesn’t always link to the website where I can buy it. Missed opportunities.
Second is about a publication that wasn’t saved. Sad to see The Daily go, because it was actually a lot of fun and a great app. But a publication like that has to embrace the web, not hide behind paywalls and cling to older publishing models.
Food for thought.