We were at the Digital Magazine Forum yesterday, which started two years ago as a place for people trying to put versions of their publications online to gather. Online versions are not websites, but rather the stuff you might see in a “reader” like Zinio or Nxtbook or Qiosk or Texterity or Olive or or or …
And because we were there — moderating a great panel with bloggers Peter Rojas and Om Malik, and Web editoriorial managers Tom Groppe of The Deal and Laura Rich, soon to be of Portfolio — we are catching up today, so we don’t have a lot of time to write.
A few things were revealed:
Also, Dan Schwartz, our host and a man who’s accomplishments we were amazed to read — certificat from a Parisian institute, Columbia MBA, B.U. JD and a stint as in the Army — said that rich media has “no place” in magazines. OK, but, Dan, what about when someone writes a movie review? Wouldn’t a user like to see the clip in question? Or a critique of George Bush. How about some speech excerpts. And so on.