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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by gan17 on Fri 20th Jan 2012 17:24 UTC
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I didn't comment on this because I suspected Apple were doing this in response to some predicted competition in the sector (you all know Google + Google apps already has the "weapons" for this kind of market) and wanted to see what the competitors wold announce.

Then I stumbled onto this, at Slashgear of all places (ie: I can't vouch for the authenticity).

We'll never know who came up with the idea first, although Apple's more glitzy announcement does give it the advantage in teh whole "miseducation" game all these tech companies seem to play these days with regards to who came up with which idea first.

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