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Apple: publishing and education for a new digital revolution?

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Ah... one more thing... Those calling for a major update of Apple's reading tools may well be served next week (via iGeneration). The Cupertino firm will hold a special event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City Thursday, January 19 at 3 p.m. (Paris time). Rumours about announcements that might be made there are going around.

While the best informed agree that the event will not be the place for new product announcements, services, especially for the publishing and educational world, will be the stars of the "special event".

The most likely announcement would be the launch of textbook design tools, interactive and optimized for the iPad. Among other rumors, iTunes would gain the ability to read EPUBs natively, opening up digital reading to all Apple jukebox users. However, due to Apple's cult of secrecy, it's hard to make more than predictions and other guesses, so... Stay tuned and see you next Thursday. (Source: AMPST)

"In fact, the textbook industry was the next big area that Steve Jobs wanted to transform. He thought this $8 billion industry was ripe for the digital revolution. It was unbelievable to him that so many schools didn't have lockers, for security reasons, so schoolchildren dragged heavy binders around all day. Excerpt from "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson 2011 

This January 19th could be like a posthumous tribute...

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