sungod wrote:so you start with saying kindle doesn't support photo, illustrations, i post a quickie example showing that this was wrong, so now you change your position to say it's a quality issue, based upon a heavily compressed screenshot.
First, let's read carefully, the second line.
prendrefeu wrote:Kindle is very text heavy, imagery light (if at all).
Now, go to the various magazine reviews. Let's try National Geographic, for example: articles that *should* be image heavy. They include one image per article. In black & white. It's the platform.
sungod wrote:well, you are wrong again, image quality can be fine, again it's creator choice not a format limitation
Black & White screen is not a format limitation? Huh. I guess if you're colour blind, which a certain percentage of men in the world are but refuse to admit, sure.
sungod wrote:your market share argument is crazy, kindle format is readable on kindle, iphone, ipad, android, pc, mac, i.e. far bigger than ipad and android together
and you previously stated:
sungod wrote:there are free readers available for many platforms (browser, pc, mac, iphone, blackberry, android), and amazon manages all the distribution and payment processing for you
Right, and likewise there are methods available to view iOS and Android content on many other platforms as well, so that argument is a bit moot.
Which brings us back to the original argument of platform.... see above.
sungod wrote:the cost of repurposing is a major factor, especially for specialist publications, using a widely readable format is sound business sense.
Obvious statement of the thread there. So why start off with a limited, black&white format?
sungod wrote:as i originally said, i'd be fine with pdf, but the people who own the content then have to accept the likelihood of widespread piracy
Again, you're circling back to why they're choosing to use a tablet-based app format in the first place.
Kindle is great for books. Just great.
Tour Magazin is not a book. It is a magazine.