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]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 19th Jan 2012 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Making money on using lock-in tactics and hindering interoperability is indecent towards the end user. It's not illegal, but it's indecent. I sure hope this site doesn't endorse indecent business methods.

Inventing new DRM or vendor lock-in schema can't be called innovation IMO.

Edited 2012-01-19 19:46 UTC

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