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A revolution in reading and publishing


And there you have it. Apple’s new iPad is everything we hoped it would be, except that Apple is staying with AT&T for its Internet connection instead of moving to Verizon. All the iPad models will work on local wifi networks, though.

It seems to me that the book publishing industry will now change very quickly. Apple did it right — agreements with a bunch of big publishers, a new iBook application, and support for the ePub format, which democratizes publishing and makes it as easy to make and publish a book as to make a web site.

The biggest surprise was the price. You can get one for as little as $499.

One Comment

  1. mountain madness wrote:

    I was going to buy a Kindle until I read your posts about Apple coming out with their own type of reader. The IPad does so much more than the Kindle for the same price as the larger Kindle….. I’ll be picking one of these up for myself…. I can even buy my books for my Master’s degree classes on the IPad… Pretty cool stuff…. I was surprised however to see the Apple stock drop right after they introduced the IPad….

    Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 10:13 am | Permalink

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