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Anyone know if the iBooks can be viewed on the Mac yet? If students are taking notes, and marking up their textbooks, they might like to then use that on their desktops and laptops.
Hear hear. OK, I've been branded a heretic; so be it. While there is a place for technology in education, replacing books is not it. There was a comment earlier about Apple perhaps policing the content, I'm not sure how that would work, or if it is possible or appropriate. The iPad is an amazing device. I got one on launch day and love it. But...it is not a substitute for a textbook. There is value in peer review. Yes, that system needs help. Yes, book publishers have...
Underwhelmed. First time I've seen Apple announce something that is largely irrelevant. And with iBooks Author, now anyone can make a textbook with crappy content, and claim it is a "published textbook." I can see whole school districts in Kansas making science textbooks that omit evolution. Nothing here, move along. Except of course, tho looks like Apple is returning to the Newton Model of business.
From what I understand, Jobs didn't like any charity. "Tribute" my eye. It is profiteering, plain and simple. If a person can't own and control their own likeness, what can they control. Although we already know you don't control your own cells, organs, etc...
....and get sued by AAPL then. Fuggetabouddit.
Even better - notice that this is the cited analyst's *job*. She went to Asia, saw some things that she isn't giving evidence of, drew some conclusions...and ge's paid to do this. IOW, just what everyone here on AI could do, given someone show them some vague shiat in Asia. Then, it gets better - people pay the company she works for to give this "advice" to them so they can plan their portfolio. And we wonder why the financial markets crashed.
New products from AAPL usually involve fixing tech where the competitors suck. TV generally don't suck. What sucks is what is on them. Not sure there's any tech to fix that. I have no interest in talking to my tv.
"Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations for a special event next week on Jan. 19..." Today is Wednesday January 11th. Does that help? As an educator, I'm really interested in what this event will bring.
The wifi part helps. There are places in my house where I'd like to have the TV on while I do other things. Most of my TV watching is live sports, and I don't want an extra cable wire and box going into those rooms for the occasional game coverage. Wonder if this will have a airplay function, so I can push it onto an appleTV? It eliminates the cable and box, itself kind of cool. For the price.
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