How to read The Daily (if you don’t have an iPad)

I'm sure you know that the daily was launched yesterday, and that it's an iPad only daily newspaper. I just got word over Twitter of a new blog where someone is collecting links to all of the parts of the The Daily that can be found on the Web.

It's called The Daily: Indexed. I don't know how long the blog will be live, though, so you might want to check it out now.

I'm thrilled to see this index, but I'm also puzzled. I didn't expect that there would be this much of the The Daily posted on its website. There's enough content on display to fill out the daily postings of a large news blog.

There's also enough on display that the The Daily could also have been released as a HTML5 based web app. You could have subscribed to the The Daily and read it on your computer. Why did they throw away that money?

I don't know whether this was a deliberate decision or if it was an oversight. But I'm not sure the management really know what they're doing. It feels like the The Daily was launched not to start a digital newspaper but because tablets are cool (hype, not substance). That's not a good sign.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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