Click here for photo and description of the e-reader designed by Hearst -- still black-and-white for now, but color is rumored, and it apparently builds in advertising features.
As a consumer, I have to say I'd buy the product that's in color and DOESN'T have advertising features... as a journalist I'd say we're better off designing our product to be viewed on many platforms. Am I wrong or is it strange for us to start making the TVs when what we're good at is making the TV shows? That said, I hate to be negative when what we need is new ideas and execution, which is clearly what Hearst is doing here.
Thank you to @givingcity for tweeting this link! Here's some of what's coming up soon on this blog: a chance to help record the history of journalism at A&M; great pics and a video from two fellow Aggie journalists; and a nice feature from the Battalion.
Happy Valentine's Day y'all!