Top rated e-reader? The Newspaper

With tongues firmly in cheeks, a team of "engineers" from McSweeneys.net ran an extensive comparison of e-readers and rated the venerable newspaper as their top choice. A sampling:

"The most obvious advantage of The Newspaper was the size of its display, which outclassed its rivals both in terms of size and elasticity. The Newspaper display could be read at full size or, when flipped open, twice its normal width. We also had no trouble reading copy when the display was flipped to half or even quarter size. One of our engineers even figured out how to make a hat."

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I'm shocked that they didn't touch on the outrageous planned obsolescence of the device. It seems like every day I have to replace practically the whole device. The architecture seems like it should do well a la carte, but careful control of the distribution market prevents you from just replacing the parts you need, like the comics or the stock prices.

Amazon boasts that you can download an ebook in seconds.. well, The Newspaper shows up at your front door in time for coffee. It's there without any user input: it just appears, miraculously, out of thin air, or thrown from the back of a 1996 Ford van onto the driveway, whatever.

It's not there when I want it at 3am, it's out of date before it's even arrived or I've had to go to a newsagent to buy it, it's delivery syetem is archaic and outdated.

It's not there when I want it at 3am, it's out of date before it's even arrived or I've had to go to a newsagent to buy it, it's delivery syetem is archaic and outdated.