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[6]: Books?
by MOS6510 on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 08:40 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Books?"
MOS6510
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According to the OS X dictionary a book is a physical object, so digital books aren't books. Well, the OS X desktop isn't a real desktop either.

To make it easier to talk about it I understand people call these digital publications books.

Still, I find it somewhat uneasy to refer to these as books myself. They're a bunch of multi media files connected by a menu structure that kind of mimics a books.

The books on my ereader are measured in kilo bytes, Apple's textbooks reach multi giga byte levels. That doesn't leave much room for movies.

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