Scoble’s got a link to PressDisplay, an AJAX interface that allows you to pan around a scan of a newspaper.
Now that I’m back working at a tiny start-up where building great product requires overcoming huge hurdles, I want to be careful about commenting on other people’s work. (Believe me, we’re going to be iterating like crazy based on user feedback, as I know we won’t nail it all at the get go.) But, I’ve gotta say, this whole thing seems generally ill conceived.
It assumes that the problem with reading the paper online is the paging metaphor at the individual page level, and seems to largely ignore the progress (yes, there has been some) that online news sites have made in making news more accessible online.
+1 for AJAX, -2 for the metaphor.