There is an excellent, thought-provoking article in the current edition of the Sports Business Journal about tablet computers. The piece examines what effects the popularity of these devices have been across a number of sectors in the sports business. Sponsor rights, media distribution, and on-field use are just a few of the areas in which tablets are having an impact. Disruptive doesn’t begin to describe it.
One thing I did notice as the article ran through the issues (which I’ll discuss in a minute) is that the way in which many of the parties involved have tried to deal with this new round peg is to try to fit it in the same square holes as other things without much success. Let me explain. Continue reading