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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by marsofearth on Thu 19th Jan 2012 19:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
marsofearth
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I think they simply "Like" to make money. Strange thing about business. Seems this website is becoming less about championing innovative Open Source projects and more about dumping on companies who innovate to make money.

How about counterpointing with open projects like OSP http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/about or
flatworld knowledge http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/

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