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The Loop reports that Apple has sent out media invitations for an "education announcement" to be made at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Thursday, January 19.

Give me graduate level text books! It seems that Apple wants to launch an attack on K-12(?), and collegiate level sales.

Just please dont give Pearson Publishing anymore textbook $$$ frown.gif
 
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Give me graduate level text books! It seems that Apple wants to launch an attack on K-12(?), and collegiate level sales.

Just please dont give Pearson Publishing anymore textbook $$$ frown.gif


This is a good move.  The tablets most efficient purpose has been for text books.

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Great...we're trading/adding in another tyrant to the over-priced education system...and then everyone wonders why it costs so much. rolleyes.gif

Seriously, this country should be running Linux for the education system entirely. We might even have smarter computer users as a side effect...
     
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It's over, our education system is finished.

Edit: Nevermind, was updated to say it is not hardware.
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It's over, our education system is finished.
Edit: Nevermind, was updated to say it is not hardware.

Who cares if it's not directly hardware related...it's Apple...so if they're the publisher or something that's just going to add more to the cost for that stupid logo.
     
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There was never incintive for kids to take eachothers textbooks, now there is. If they are trying to distribute Ipads I wonder if they will lock them down even more than they already are to not allow apps so kids aren't distracted in class. Even in 12th grade I remember playing games on my phone during english class couldn't imagine an 8 year old fighting the urge.
    
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I'd rather pay $50-$80 for an e-book, interactive or not, than $300 or so for some of these books. Also with this renting thing that started popping up a few years ago, sure it'll get you the book at a cheaper cost, but it's not yours. You can't really do any damage or anything permanent to it otherwise they'll charge you for the rest of the book when you return it. Not to mention if there's an updated version of your book, it'll be forwarded to you instead of buying a whole new book.

Some of these college books I swear the publishers are trying to make them heavier and thicker. I remember my first year, I carried around at least 4 books, 3 of them were over 500 pages and hardcover.

With the iPad 3 having the 2048x1536 display, it'll make reading them a whole lot easier as you can pull up the entire page with the font still being clear and not pixelated.
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I'd rather pay $50-$80 for an e-book, interactive or not, than $300 or so for some of these books. Also with this renting thing that started popping up a few years ago, sure it'll get you the book at a cheaper cost, but it's not yours. You can't really do any damage or anything permanent to it otherwise they'll charge you for the rest of the book when you return it. Not to mention if there's an updated version of your book, it'll be forwarded to you instead of buying a whole new book.
Some of these college books I swear the publishers are trying to make them heavier and thicker. I remember my first year, I carried around at least 4 books, 3 of them were over 500 pages and hardcover.
With the iPad 3 having the 2048x1536 display, it'll make reading them a whole lot easier as you can pull up the entire page with the font still being clear and not pixelated.

I highly agree with this. Being a computer science major, I can definitely say having all of my textbooks on my iPad would be amazing. I already use it to take all of my notes.
 
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Textbooks have such a high cost. I don't see greedy book publishers and colleges wanting to give up this forced revenue stream that they pillage from students.
Edited by Riou - 1/11/12 at 2:33pm
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Great...we're trading/adding in another tyrant to the over-priced education system...and then everyone wonders why it costs so much. rolleyes.gif

Seriously, this country should be running Linux for the education system entirely. We might even have smarter computer users as a side effect...


Linux is garbage.  It runs like crap on our school computers.  XP, not only supports much more, but less difficult to run.  I'm not even joking.

 

Also, the education system is not overpriced.  You want your phD teachers making 30-40 grand a year or something?  Sure, let's turn out crap students with low paid teachers.

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