I was skeptical of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad-only daily newspaper. And I still am. (Read this piece to understand why.)
But regardless of my personal feelings towards this new information source, I’ve still been reading it for the last three days. And I’ll admit it–my other half and I will probably buy the 99 cent subscription after the pay wall goes up in a couple of weeks. I love reading free and easy papers like AM New York on the train, and reading it on the iPad is a heck of a lot less intrusive.
Like any other paper, there’s an Arts & Life section, featuring two fashion pieces thus far. One was a market story on soft stripes, another on the “stripes” trend as a whole. To you and me, devourers of fashion trends and news, this seems a bit silly–doesn’t everyone already know about the bright stripe frenzy? Why don’t they focus on something bit more cerebral, like the sudden interest in Western wear, inspired by True Grit?
Alas, this digital paper’s fashion section is not targeted towards you and me. As for the visuals, it does look pretty, but I was hoping for something a tad more dynamic, not simply runway images. What do you think?