Link Du Jour: Books on the iPad. Whoa.
The CEO of Penguin recently presented some of their in-development book concepts for the iPad (including children’s and YA titles), and I recommend you take a look. With the Kindle in my mind as the ebook standard, I underestimated the interactivity of the iPad, which is on full display in the video below.
As I never see black and white, only gray (such is my curse), my feelings are predictably conflicted. The cardigan-wearing traditionalist in me says “They’re turning books into video games. Video games bad!” (my technology-fearing caveman side also came out there). The to0-cool-for-school futurist in me says “Chill – this is the way we’ll all be reading soon. And take off that lame tie”
What do you think?
(Thanks to The Huffington Post for the link)
Filed under: Link Du Jour, News
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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