If you thought journalism was in peril because economic slump compounded long-term structural change, you’re wrong – it’s because folk can’t hold newspapers without dropping them.
At least, that’s what Colwyn Bay inventor Gareth Jones seems to think. So he invented Binski, a “hands-free newspaper reader” with a difference. Behold…
Yes, with this “latest hands-free information delivery system”, news no longer slips through your palms, as it does out of ITV Wales reporter Ian Lang’s – the Binski “transforms it in to another product“.
An engineering firm is selling the gadget for £84 (tabloid) or £114 (broadsheet).
“I’ve built one on wheels so that it could be taken up to someone who is confined to a chair,” Jones tells BBC News.
“We need to kick-start this century with new ideas … everybody’s already got a bed.”
So nevermind mobility – media’s latest big idea, it seems, is a curved stainless steel rod.