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[2]: Done with OSNews nonsense.
by Anim8me2 on Sat 21st Jan 2012 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Done with OSNews nonsense."
Anim8me2
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2006-02-10

You are not disputing what I wrote,
"Apple may determine not to distribute this work" does not mean you can not distribute it in any other manner. The content is still yours. Period.

Also, this covers them from distributing the textbook equivalent of fart apps. Wouldn't there just be a bit of furor over that!

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