Remember the Kno dual-screen tablet we talked about earlier this year? The massive dualscreen tablet, aimed at the education market, is supposed to change the way students carry around textbooks – by eliminating textbooks altogether. The company behind the Kno has secured another boatload of funding, and the device will ship before year’s end.
Kno Secures Another Boatload of Funding
2010-09-09 Wireless 3 Comments
I don’t think we’ll see tablets with e-books replacing textbooks for a while. Not, at least, if the US Justice Department has its say.
I’ve taught a blind student, and I don’t quite understand why the Justice Department felt the need to step in here. Publishers of most the textbooks my university uses (our Calc book, for example) have audio editions that blind students can listen to on technologies dedicated to blind students. Maybe there’s more to the story than what I read there.