Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-26-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
kjk
.
kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,408
Karma: 5647231
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: never enough
McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/01/26/...o-be-terrific/

Quote:
"Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they'll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now is we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95% of all our materials that are in e-book format on that one. So now with the tablet you're going to open up the higher education market, the professional market. The tablet is going to be just really terrific."
lol, wonder if Jobs is still going to let him on stage tomorrow now.
kjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
pdurrant
Santa Mouse
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 33,337
Karma: 90778786
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjk View Post
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/01/26/...o-be-terrific/

lol, wonder if Jobs is still going to let him on stage tomorrow now.
What an astonishingly stupid thing to have done. He must have signed an NDA that he's just breached. Has he not noticed that Apple (justifiably) like to keep announcements like this secret until the day?

I would be surprised if ANY mention of McGraw-Hill was now made at tomorrow's announcement.

The only thing that could save him would be if he didn't have any actual knowledge. But the assertion that Apple's (yet-to-be-announced) tablet would have (a version of) the iPhone OS sounded like insider info to me.
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
Not_A_Crook
Which way is up?
Not_A_Crook has learned how to buy an e-book online
 
Not_A_Crook's Avatar
 
Posts: 217
Karma: 94
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: Nook, Alphasmart Neo (word processor, Viable document reader.)
So they had to have someone to clear this tablet thing up instead of themselves?

Uh...

EDIT: My point here is that there is this psychological hype someone as smart as Steve Jobs is forcing down out throats.... With this tablet....
Not_A_Crook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
phenomshel
ZCD BombShel
phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
phenomshel's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,737
Karma: 6180874
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Frozen North (aka Illinois, USA)
Device: Dell Venue Pro 8
Oh heaven help us. Announcer ended with " I'm glad I went to school when I did, I like to smell my textbooks." AAAAGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, if it was a tablet, it might not be now!
phenomshel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
Moejoe
Banned
Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.
 
Posts: 5,110
Karma: 72193
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South of the Border
Device: Coffin
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjk View Post
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/01/26/...o-be-terrific/



lol, wonder if Jobs is still going to let him on stage tomorrow now.
I like it. I just hope the next headline isn't:

CEO of McGraw Hill found dead. Thought to be strangled with black polo-neck jumper. Police are looking for a balding, naked from the waist-up, man with glasses, seen fleeing in the direction of Cupertino.
Moejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:14 PM   #6
ardeegee
New Musicians of Bremen
ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ardeegee ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ardeegee's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,289
Karma: 1162698
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: PRS-350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Not_A_Crook View Post
So they had to have someone to clear this tablet thing up instead of themselves?

Uh...

EDIT: My point here is that there is this psychological hype someone as smart as Steve Jobs is forcing down out throats.... With this tablet....
Yes, this Apple Tablet is a hard pill to swallow.

Sorry. Had to say it.


Quote:
Originally Posted by phenomshel View Post
Oh heaven help us. Announcer ended with " I'm glad I went to school when I did, I like to smell my textbooks." AAAAGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The end-all-do-all-better-than-sex iTablet will have a small emitter that periodically spritzes a whiff of decaying paper. You can choice between the scents of mildew and silverfish feces (each sold separately.)
ardeegee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:31 PM   #7
phenomshel
ZCD BombShel
phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.phenomshel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
phenomshel's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,737
Karma: 6180874
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Frozen North (aka Illinois, USA)
Device: Dell Venue Pro 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardeegee View Post
Yes, this Apple Tablet is a hard pill to swallow.

Sorry. Had to say it.




The end-all-do-all-better-than-sex iTablet will have a small emitter that periodically spritzes a whiff of decaying paper. You can choice between the scents of mildew and silverfish feces (each sold separately.)
Love it!!!
phenomshel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:33 PM   #8
Moejoe
Banned
Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.
 
Posts: 5,110
Karma: 72193
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South of the Border
Device: Coffin
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardeegee View Post




The end-all-do-all-better-than-sex iTablet will have a small emitter that periodically spritzes a whiff of decaying paper. You can choice between the scents of mildew and silverfish feces (each sold separately.)
I will take three, and one in spilled-coffee flavour if you have one
Moejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #9
brecklundin
Banned
brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.
 
Posts: 1,906
Karma: 15348
Join Date: Jun 2007
Device: mine
the funny part is if this guy from McH was shown a totally different device. I doubt the guy would know the ipHOnE OS from BeOS or CP/M...I just think it wold be too funny for the guy to be waaay of the reservation with what he thinks is the case.

BTW, please being the complaining about everything now being compared to the iSlop rather than the Swindle...it will be funny to watch the monkeys dance. Dance Monkey Boi's Dance...
brecklundin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #10
Teddman
Addict
Teddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enoughTeddman will become famous soon enough
 
Teddman's Avatar
 
Posts: 242
Karma: 695
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
What an astonishingly stupid thing to have done. He must have signed an NDA that he's just breached. Has he not noticed that Apple (justifiably) like to keep announcements like this secret until the day?
This is a controlled leak, done with Apple's permission or even at their behest.
Teddman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:46 PM   #11
Andanzas
Out of print
Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andanzas ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Andanzas's Avatar
 
Posts: 381
Karma: 1094140
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Madrid, Spain
Device: Sony Reader PRS-500 (recycled), PRS-350, Surface RT (for comics)
Can't wait for the release of this device, so we can finally start talking about other things...
Andanzas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:51 PM   #12
Moejoe
Banned
Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.Moejoe did not drink the Kool Aid.
 
Posts: 5,110
Karma: 72193
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South of the Border
Device: Coffin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andanzas View Post
Can't wait for the release of this device, so we can finally start talking about other things...
Next week we'll talk about all the things 'we can't do' with the tablet
Moejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:52 PM   #13
rcuadro
Wizard
rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcuadro ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
rcuadro's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,688
Karma: 874275
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Device: Kindle DX
I guess a tablet will make portable porn better... the iPod screen is so small and the iPhone iPod Touch is not big enough
rcuadro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 08:00 PM   #14
brecklundin
Banned
brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.brecklundin is as sexy as a twisted cruller doughtnut.
 
Posts: 1,906
Karma: 15348
Join Date: Jun 2007
Device: mine
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teddman View Post
This is a controlled leak, done with Apple's permission or even at their behest.
Exactly...purely a part of the manipulation because if they get everyone talking about this as a gaff, even more people will pay attention tomorrow to see if it was true or not. As I recall Amazon has done this twice with the K1 & K2 leaking pics of the final design before the official press conference and ti generated even more chatter...

Something that will be interesting is I have spoken with several folks I know who are university prof's as well as students and all have said a tablet would be great BUT not with the same OS as the iPhone/iPod Touch. I could understand using the core of the OS for the UI and actions but as a tweener type device, I don't know that it would work. Has the iPhone OS even gotten to the multi-tasking level yet? I would sure expect at least a 32-bit OS able to run several apps at the same time. And not just small device apps but real apps as well as web based/centric stuff.

Kinda interested just to see if Apple has been able to extend the OS because I do like the way it works...but Android is interesting as well, just far from "mission critical" ready right now.

But the manipulation really is funny to watch because the it is getting the desired reaction which was as predictable as the rain today here in California.
brecklundin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 08:03 PM   #15
SCION
Séduisant
SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SCION ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,463
Karma: 1506190
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas, USA
Device: iPad Air; Kindle PW2, Fire HDX8.9; Lenovo Tab S8; Kobo H20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moejoe View Post
Next week we'll talk about all the things 'we can't do' with the tablet
You got it!
SCION is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone NY Senator Schumer Writes Letter to Apple CEO Concerning Antenna kjk Apple Devices 19 07-16-2010 07:24 AM
Acer CEO shows off 7-inch Android tablet m-reader News 7 05-28-2010 02:03 PM
Apple Tablet -- Who needs it? crutnacker News 310 01-24-2010 12:04 PM
McGraw-Hill digital textbooks coming to the Entourage Edge Nate the great News 8 01-09-2010 11:57 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:01 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.