This year has been all about privacy, or lack therof, online. Time magazine named Mark Zuckerberg as their Person of the Year, while the popular vote went to Julian Assange, the founder and chief instigator of WikiLeaks. Much has been made about both men trying to make our lives more transparent, Facebook with its 500-million-strong social network, and WikiLeaks with its bounty of classified diplomatic cables.
Mentioned later in the article is Roger Fidler's National iPad Survey conducted at the Reynolds Journalism Institute:
Plus, a study by RJI found that more than half the people who subscribe to print newspapers and have an iPad are "very likely to cancel their print subscriptions in the next 6 months." The iPad continues to be the savior/anti-Christ for traditional print publishers.