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NYT & the iPad: different rules for different screens

This morning I wrote a post about content owners and how they think about distribution and business models differently depending on the screen size.

I forgot to list specific examples (although there are many to choose from these days).

Then this afternoon I read that the NYT has shut down a 3rd party RSS reader for the iPad called Pulse. 

Classic example. NYT allows 3rd party RSS readers on the medium sized screen (PC) but they don’t want it on the iPad (little screen).

I don’t think it’s the right approach.

I would get it everywhere.

Dave Winer said it very well

Look, if the Times is depending on stopping those two kids for its future,then the Times has no future.