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[7]: Books?
by Neolander on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 09:13 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Books?"
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Just had a look at the reference French dictionary out of curiosity, and the definition of "livre" (book) takes more than a page! Does not help that the word has three different meanings, I guess.

Anyway, the core definition, in the sense that we think about, is "set of written or printed sheets designed to be read". So both of our dictionaries agree that this is about the support more than the content...

Edited 2012-01-23 09:30 UTC

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