Roger Fidler was legendary when I worked at Knight-Ridder in the mid-90s. He had already been saying for a decade that tablet PC’s were coming and newspapers had better get ready.
Well, the newspaper industry got distracted by a fad called the Web and lost track of its dream of a $2,000, 3 pound, single-user newspaper-reading device. Now that Microsoft is about to bring that dream a little bit closer, Roger is ready. He is working on a specification for PDF documents that are optimized for a 10.4 inch screen.