Ahhh… That’s Better

I don’t know if I’m a minimalist. Many people call a refreshingly empty desktop (in both their physical and virtual forms) minimalist, or even Zen. I don’t know much about those things. But I really appreciate the openness of empty spaces. I don’t know if they open my mind to be creative. Or if I’m obsessive and just can’t stand clutter.

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iBooks Author

Yesterday Apple hosted a special event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to announce a product that would change education. They announced iBooks 2, featuring interactive textbook support for iPad. At the end of the presentation, Apple announced an exciting expansion of their iTunes U offering. For me, though, the biggest surprise was the release of a free Mac application for creating textbooks called iBooks Author.

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iClassroom?

This coming Thursday Apple will be announcing… something. Rumor has it that we will see a product alluded to in Steve Jobs’ biography. Something that will disrupt the aging, often thought of as corrupt, textbook industry.

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Setting Up…

I’m toying around with Octopress for the next version of this site. I haven’t been bitten by the self-publishing bug or anything. And I’m not looking to build an audience. At the very least this will be a journal of the memorable things I come across. Just a place to drop my thoughts as life flies by.

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