On the Kindle—and I know it is very early to complain—all of the signifiers invented over the course of the 20th century to entice a reader to purchase a single copy of a magazine are absent. There’s no cover, let alone cover lines, and no table of contents (though one can migrate through section lists to get to lists of headlines and descriptive decks).

Graphic Design needs to step up and prove its worth on devices such as the Kindle, otherwise designers are toast. This is going to require new thinking in design, and I’m worried that because content is all being routed through one spigot, not enough good design minds will get a chance to solve the problem of designing for e-ink.

Let e-Readers Be e-Readers: Let’s not turn them into all-purpose devices until we get the reading details right. | The Big Money

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