Clash of the Paradigms, Part II: I told you so!

By Lewis Manalo

Mathias Döpfner, Acolyte

No matter how unseemly it may be to say it, I TOLD YOU SO!  Boo-YAHH!  Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer AG, one of the largest newspaper publishing companies in Europe says:

I think every publisher in the world should sit down once a day and pray to thank Steve Jobs that he is saving the publishing industry with [the iPad].

Yes, the iPad has the potential to save the publishers in the publishing industry (not so much the retailers), but do you have to make the paradigm shift with such religious fervor?  I never expected such blatant idolatry.  He barely even blinks at the fact that he’s praying to a business executive.

View the entire transcript of his interview with Charlie Rose here. (I swear I don’t usually watch this much Charlie Rose, especially not for tech news.)

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