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Bin Laden Did What the iPad Hasn't (Yet)

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    Not even the mighty newspaper slayer -- or savior depending on how you see it -- could do what Osama bin Laden did in one night.

    This past weekend marked the official one year anniversary of the launch of Apple's iPad. Over the 365 days, Steve Jobs' magic tablet has been everything from the savior of print journalism to its demise.

    Neither has happened yet.

    But Sunday evening when President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, the New York Times was forced to do one.

    One of the nation's leading newspapers had to literally stop the presses in this digital age to re-draw its lead story.

    New York Times' employee Nick Bilton posted pictures of the front page of the paper on his Flickr account as it was designed before the announcement of Bin Laden's death and the front page after it was changed to mark the news.

    By Monday morning in San Francisco, avid New York Times' readers had no idea they were not looking at the original version of the front page.

    The two front pages are below. Click on the image for a larger view.