Hank Williams is dreaming:
It started with me sitting next to someone on the subway who was reading the New York Times. It is the newspaper I read every day. But only online. I had read the paper already for the day. And yet, looking over the shoulder of this reader, it became clear that I really had not read the paper. There were so many articles that I would have wanted to read, and ideas that I had not absorbed reading the paper online. From over someones shoulder, I was absorbing much more information than I was from my own PC web browser.
It got me thinking about just how poor a user interface window an LCD screen is. In a giant double fold newspaper, I can see *far* more than I can see on a computer screen. And I can change pages and go back and forth with ease. In fact, paper is an amazing user interface. It blows computers away.