The Lean Back Edition

I grew up in a two-newspaper home – one in the morning, one in the afternoon. (I delivered that afternoon paper, too, and later was a stringer for them, then a staff photographer and, eventually, ran one of the photo departments for the chain that owned it.)

Most purely afternoon papers tarted to get phased out years ago, but now the concept is coming back – in the form of an evening edition online or on tablets. It’s a brilliant idea, one that has been circulating for a while now, and the legendary designer Mario Garcia has take on the idea, too.

The idea of a “lean back” reading experience is one I can get behind. Usage on the iPad seems to peak during the evening hours, why not push new information out – summation, curated information – just for that audience?

Mark E. Johnson

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