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Old 04-21-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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Article on state of typography on the iPad

Interesting overview on some of the typographical infelicities on the iPad:

http://fontfeed.com/archives/ipad-typography

although many of them apply to any sort of e-reader format which doesn't hard-code linebreaks &c. to a specific page size (i.e., pretty much anything other than .pdf)

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Old 04-21-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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A lot of very valid issues. I wonder if they will ever get resolved. I would think it would take a huge focus on ebooks and e-reader competition and so far I get the feeling Apple is just throwing up a trial balloon with its iBooks offering.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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Nice article!
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:14 PM   #4
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Considering Apple helped to pioneer desktop publishing back in the 1980s with the original Macs, I must say they seem to have lossed touch with the publishing world. And that includes consumers who read what the publishing world publishes. I lost interest in Apple after they turned their corporate back on publishing and a lot of the creative parts of computing and started emphasizing music, video, and other pre-packaged DRMed merchandise.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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Steve Jobs has stated in the past that nobody reads anymore.

And since he is always right, there is no need for typography on the iPad.

Just like with porn, I suppose we'll have to buy an Android for typography....
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