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Old 07-27-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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ASU Launches Kindle Text Book Use

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...books0724.html

Apparently the text book experiments are going ahead for 2009.

The most telling statement in this story (for me) was:

"While Kindle is the market leader, no single electronic device for viewing books, known as a "reader," has emerged as the industry standard. E-books used to be mainly available by downloading them onto a computer or viewing them over the Web. Now, several smaller devices are available, including the Kindle and the Sony Reader. More are in development, including one by Hewlett-Packard."


Anyone know about a H-P reader? Or will it be another netbook reader?
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:43 AM   #2
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Anyone know about a H-P reader? Or will it be another netbook reader?
You mean this one?
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20070...ugh-the-pages/
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Truly cool - wonder when/if we'll be seeing it? And what formats, etc., etc.?
Thanks for the post!
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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Truly cool - wonder when/if we'll be seeing it? And what formats, etc., etc.?
Thanks for the post!
I'm not sure we will ever see it, if you look at the date in the URL :
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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To be honest, I don't think the DX or any reader is yet good enough for text books.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #6
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To be honest, I don't think the DX or any reader is yet good enough for text books.
You're right. Not until they support table of contents and internal links/anchors in PDF documents.

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Old 07-27-2009, 12:03 PM   #7
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The system software has to be tailored for text books. And no device has the software to replace paper text books yet.
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You're right. Not until they support table of contents and internal links/anchors in PDF documents.

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The iRex DR1000S certainly does.
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The iRex DR1000S certainly does.
In spite of what Jon says I suspect the iRex would be perfectly suited for TEXT books except for the price and the fact that it can be broken through mishandling or tossing in a backpack. Students aren't always careful.
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