|04-21-2010, 07:48 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony PRS-600, Toshiba Encore 2 Write 10
Article on state of typography on the iPad
Interesting overview on some of the typographical infelicities on the iPad:
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)
|04-21-2010, 01:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: PRS-505, iPad
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.
|04-21-2010, 04:14 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Everman, Texas
Device: Apple things, Kindle Voyage, Fire HD 6, Fire TV, Amazon Echo
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.
|04-21-2010, 05:45 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The sunny part of California
Device: Generic virtual reality story-experiential device
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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