Wired Magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review brought out issues for the Apple iPad, each using the technology and iPad fonts in completely different ways. One is slick, ad-heavy and full of multi-media gizmos, the other offers a quiet, rich reading experience.
Apple’s iPad is a versatile computer accessory for consuming content. We try to find productivity apps that self-publishers can use, including Pages, Evernote, Dropbox, Atomic Web Browser and Goodreader, each of which fills a specific need.
For new visitors: Saturday is the day I take to write about pretty much whatever strikes me, frequently off-topic. A recipe might appear once in a while, or a memory. It’s Saturday—take a minute. Enjoy. May 28, 2010 / By the side of the road rounding Back Ranch / 8:07 a.m. Friday, Sunny I’m not […]
A few weeks ago Smashwords made it possible to get self-published books into Apple’s iBookstore for sale on the iPad, and from what I read there are already several thousand Smashwords titles in the iBookstore. Some of Apple’s approved content aggregators have also put out mechanisms for making contact with content creators and rights holders. […]
In the later 1980s or early 1990s Citibank in New York, where we were living at the time, redid all their Manhattan branches, ripped out the old ATMs and installed new ones with full color, touchscreen interfaces. They were very easy to use. Every other ATM used a green or gray character-mode interface with buttons […]
If you have the time, watch this short video: You may not have noticed it, but on Tuesday in London the CEO of Penguin Books, John Makinson, gave a presentation to the Financial Time’s Digital Media & Broadcasting Conference. As reported by paidContent:UK, he wanted to show the progress Penguin has made in developing products […]
I’ve been talking off and on for the last few months about the eventual demise of the book as the primary conveyer of what we probably should start calling “text.” When E.M. Ginger said that we probably haven’t seen a book on an e-Reader, and we may never see one, I had to agree. I […]
In an article late Friday night, the New York Times reported that “Amazon Pulls Macmillan Books Over E-Book Price Disagreement.” Originally reported by Venture Beat, Friday evening books from Macmillan publishers have simply disappeared from Amazon’s virtual shelves. Macmillan is a massive publisher, one of the largest in the country. Apparently Amazon and Macmillan have […]
I have to say that watching today’s launch by Apple of the new iPad was quite entertaining. I picked Gizmodo which had a team of four or five people live blogging from the hall and taking photos of the visuals Steve Jobs was using in his presentation. You really have to admire not only the […]