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: I sympathise but..
by karunko on Thu 19th Jan 2012 19:28 UTC in reply to "I sympathise but.."
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At least this way we get Apple's excellent design and ease of use

So it's okay to get screwed as long as is Apple doing it? Okay, then... but do I get to choose if it's going to be Tim, Phil, Scott or maybe Johnathan? ;-)

Plus the iBook Author app opens content creation to the many.

Yes, but Apple wants the usual 30% plus exclusive rights to let you board the iTrain. How very altruistic!

So I understand the unease but the actual effects, certainly in the short to medium term, look very positive.

You are being sarcastic, right?


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