Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC
Apple Apple's education event just ended, and just as Ars Technica said, Apple announced better support for textbooks, as well as a textbook authoring tool. The textbook authoring tool is heavily inspired by Keynote and Pages, and hence, I already know it's going to be top-notch and very pleasant to use. In addition, the company also repositioned iTunes U as a Blackboard competitor. As great as all these new tools are, several large red flags went up in my mind: I remember what it was like being the only student who didn't use Windows. Update: "Any e-textbook author that wants access to the iPad-toting masses must make his or her work an exclusive to iBooks 2."
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Lockin, what ? It is free or $14.99 !
by Lennie on Thu 19th Jan 2012 18:26 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

That is how Microsoft, Apple and Adobe have always done it. Just allow students to use it for free or almost free.

Locking people into their file formats.

I'm still surprised how Thom mentioned RMS was right in one of his last articles.

It made me nod and think "he finally gets it" ;-)

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