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Overdesigned Apple?

Hey Apple, give your users more control and we’ll all win http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/10/apple-iphone-announcement-give-users-more-control An interesting article, though I can’t see Apple surrendering control …

When I was a lad…

…hand-me-down meant an Action Man with only one working ‘gripping hand’ and an ‘eagle eye’ that looked the wrong way, or a …

Do your homework!

Have just been asked for some good places to get free e-books to put on tablets that a school have purchased. I …

Taking things for granted

Sometimes you take the simplest things for granted. Like being able to quickly navigate and move items between file systems. To understand …

All pupils are equal…

I’m desperate to find a school that will let it’s reluctant readers, it’s pupils who refuse to approach books, have a proper …

Minimum required specifications

So, are eBooks and schools compatible? I’ve been running through scenarios of how school libraries could adopt digital texts and have whittled …

CES Tablet PC Roundup

http://www.engadget.com/features/tablets-at-ces-2011/# From Engadget.com I haven’t been too fussed about tablet PCs recently since I found that the cheaper (read economical for schools) …

When does it become private education?

From the Guardian State schools left behind in iPad revolution http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jan/10/ipad-state-schools-funding-cuts This carries on neatly from my posts The Apple School and …

Who owns your downloads?

Who owns your digital downloads? (Hint: it’s not you) Link to the original article at zdnet.com, by Ed Bott 3/1/2011 An interesting …

Reader’s block

In a fit of facetiousness in a recent presentation on my eBook project I decided to come clean about the pros and …

Codec moments

This isn’t really eBook related but there are parallels. Many of our schools appear to have bought flipcams for use in school …

the Apple School

A senior member of school staff recently commented that in the future “we will have to bite the bullet” and assume that …

Survival of the fittest

It’s become apparent to me that I need to keep a close eye on individual eReader manufacturers these days. Earlier this year …

One down?

It was innevitable, and I’m surprised they all made it this far, but plucky iPod number 5 has gone missing in action. …