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[5]: Ballpoint pens
by MOS6510 on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 09:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ballpoint pens"
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Well, when trying to write more I too discovered that it's much better suited for quick note taking and drawing stuff.

Still, when writing long text everybody does this on a computer and print it out. If I made a proposal and handed it in written by hand I'm sure I'd get a few strange looks.

There is a very cool IBM typewriter here, sitting idle on a unused desk. It would be cool to use it, but I'm afraid people will get aggressive over the noise.

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