Last night, Charlie Rose interviewed two notable industry reviewers, Walt Mossberg (tech columnist for the Wall Street Journal) and David Carr (media columnist for the New Your Times). The topic? The iPad 2, of course. In a nutshell, they’re both enthusiastic about it. According to them, about 80 other manufacturers will enter the tablet market soon, but Apple is already one generation ahead of them.
The interview included glimpses into their own industry: newspapers. They both seem to think that printed paper editions will remain, but will take on a role of prestige edition, while electronic delivery of newspapers — and books — will become the primary delivery method. They think that footnotes, references, etc. will be bundled into each publication, and be instantly viewable via hyperlinks within the text.
They agree that with the iPad 2, Apple and Steve Jobs have hit a home run.
(I like the extra-cost accessory cover/stand. Seems brilliantly designed.)