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Re: Apple's Textbooks Improve Everything but the Text
Posted by: Chris Maxcer 2012-01-30 15:17:23
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After Apple announced that it had "reinvented" textbooks at its education media event in New York earlier in the month, I knew I had to take one for a spin myself. I downloaded the new iBooks 2 iPad app and launched it to get to the refreshed iBooks Store. I tapped the big "Introducing Textbooks" graphic and started looking. There were eight titles available, covering topics like Algebra, Geometry and Physics. Seven of them cost $14.99, which seems like a steal, but I'm not personally interested in learning Algebra 1 all over again, for example.


IPAD and textbooks
Posted by: GarySRennie 2012-01-30 15:30:35 In reply to: Chris Maxcer
I presume the inability to copy and paste is to ensure that nobody distributes copies of the entire textbook. However, a limit on the amount of text that can be copied would likely accomplish the same goal. You're right about the lack of storage in an IPAD being a negative for this initiative. It's the main reason, I haven't purchased an IPAD. I'd like to use one as a mobile photo viewer, but uploading RAW files from a few hours of shooting would quickly fill it. An HDMI or Thunderbolt connection would be helpful.
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