The New Yorker iPad App: Pretty! Expensive!

oh my

I have no iPad and I doubt I ever will, so I rely on some first impressions regarding the New Yorker’s iPad version from others: “$5 per week? That is very expensive!” And: “Paid $3 for Lumines, which has nearly endless replay value, unlike Gladwell-on-Twitter game.” There is also a very strange video starring Jason Schwartzman. Shirtless. And sometimes pantsless. The magazine itself says something wise and reasonable: “Right now, editing for the iPad feels similar to making television shows just after the Second World War, when less than one per cent of American households owned a television.” Semi-relatedly, I am very much enjoying “Bored to Death” on HBO these days, in which Schwartzman stars. It is also amusing.