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Old 10-02-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
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EBook Publisher Calls BS On Apple’s EBook Plans

I don't think he has any more information than we do.


http://www.cultofmac.com/ebook-publi...ok-plans/17659
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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I don't understand the title of this article. Who is BS and why did this person call him or her?
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Not sure if you're serious, Harry, but just in case...
BS=bullshit
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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I don't understand the title of this article. Who is BS and why did this person call him or her?
I'm sorry, Harry, but I can't help it.

call bs (from the Urban Dictionary)

It's basically a statement of disbelief. The subject of this interview is a software developer of ebooks as apps. He doesn't believe that aPple has ebook plans. Come to think of it, the guy has posted here on MR once or twice.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thank you for the explanation. We learn something new every day .
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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Actually, the article itself is BS....

In many words, the guy said absolutely nothing, other than note that "the size may be too large for a single column reading."

I suppose he hasn't been able to afford a hard cover in a while.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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Here is a report from Computerworld http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic..._pm_2009-10-02

"Analysts split today in their take on recent reports that Apple's long-rumored tablet will stress the device's e-book capabilities, saying that the company's plan for the "iPod Touch on steroids" would depend on the price tag."

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:50 PM   #8
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Here is a report from Computerworld http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic..._pm_2009-10-02

"Analysts split today in their take on recent reports that Apple's long-rumored tablet will stress the device's e-book capabilities, saying that the company's plan for the "iPod Touch on steroids" would depend on the price tag."

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An iPod touch already costs as much as a full blown netbook, imagine what it'll cost on steroids!
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Apparently, Apple has already rejected a number of different tablet designs. Though I will say, the "Fugly-Pad" looks somewhat familiar:



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i wish they brought out something with a whole new look, a whole new os and tech and suprise everyone. But they won't, it will probably just be a large version of the iphone.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:31 AM   #11
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And whatever is is, you can bet that it'll have OSX at the core. And that means, yup! Locked down tight!
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i wish they brought out something with a whole new look, a whole new os and tech and suprise everyone. But they won't, it will probably just be a large version of the iphone.
Throwing away code that is stable and a ui that people are familiar with just seems like it would be such a waste of effort though, now obviously you would hope that they make changes so it better suits the different screensize, but wanting them to throw all their existing stuff out just seems a bit silly.
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And whatever is is, you can bet that it'll have OSX at the core. And that means, yup! Locked down tight!
Does the iPod Touch run OSX?
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And whatever is is, you can bet that it'll have OSX at the core. And that means, yup! Locked down tight!
I have full root access on my OS X system - I can do whatever I like with it - even installing Linux or Windows. Nope - I do not feel restricted at all.

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Yep it does.

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