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02 April 2010

Hail, Hail, the iPad's Here

So, the much anticipated iPad arrives on Saturday. It looks like iBooks gets a thumbs up from the Wall St Journal Walt Mossberg, who says reading on it is a much better experience than on Kindle.

However, iBooks will not come pre-installed on purchased iPads, giving all e-book software a chance to be the one.  I wonder, though, whether, an iPad could have more than one e-bookstore software loaded.  One would ask, why?  Well, we have both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox installed on our systems, because sometimes, one works better than the other.  What if amazon.com does not have a title that the iPad reader wants?  That's where free enterprise comes in.

Really interesting is the pricing situation.   Publishers need to find the right talent for their organizations, a balanced blend between business-savvy and literature-passionate individuals.

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