The Gray Lady Shrinks & Goes Digital
“Aiming to offer newspapers a new digital publishing alternative, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Friday touted a software program that tries to make publications easier to read on a computer screen.
“As part of a speech at a newspaper editors’ conference in Seattle, Gates is slated to show off a program called “Times Reader,” developed by the New York Times Co., that uses the graphics power of Windows Vista to help bring the “Gray Lady” further into the digital age. The software allows users to view the digital content on any screen size or change the font size. The layout will readjust itself to neatly flow around photos and other graphic images.
Ina Fried. Microsoft, NYT Partner On Newspaper Software. News.com. April 28, 2006.
Katharine Q. Seelye. Microsoft Software Will Let Times Readers Download Paper. The New York Times. April 29, 2006.
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