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: I sympathise but..
by shmerl on Thu 19th Jan 2012 21:15 UTC in reply to "I sympathise but.."
shmerl
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2010-06-08

This simply isn't true. You are saying the only way for technology to survive is to lock everyone into it. For some reason practice showed otherwise, and interoperable open standards were found to be useful by many parties.

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