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 ChrisJames on Sat 21st Jan 2012 07:41 UTC in reply to "I sympathise but.."
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This may come as a complete and inconceivable shock to you, but some people don't like Apple's software interfaces. Not that they think the products are too expensive or some other value argument - simply do not like the interface and the rules on how you are allowed to interact. I currently use use multiple OS versions - Windows, Linux and OSX. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but OSX is not my preferred UI. I understand that we are talking iOS and not OSX here, but the same thought process applies.

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