Saturday, 29 May 2010

what newspapers on the iPad might do for scholarship

Scaling out from my previous post, and also my earlier posts on e-readers and linearity, one thought that strikes me is that the newspaper apps for the ipad might give an experience more like scholarly reading, flicking back and forth etc, and might give us a basis of design for a scholarly reading application and a toolkit for building one.

I must admit though, that despite the logic of the market pushing us towards the iPad as a platform, I feel uneasy at the lockin to Apple’s walled garden that would fall out of this.

On the other hand I’m damned if at the moment I can suggest a sensible viable sounding alternative platform..

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