Paging through the iPad Jennie Oleksak firstname.lastname@example.org August 30, 2010
Book iBookReadability Easy on the eyes Fun Tradition Navigation
Uber Coolness You bet!Weight/Dimensions 1.5 lbs / 7.5” x 9.6” x .5”Fun So much fun!Value beyond High: includes Apps, Internet, Facebook,books Twitter, games, interactive publicationsTransporting Hundreds of books in the size of oneReadability Excellent indoors. Not so much outside.Cost $500 for 16 G with WiFiEase of use Very easy. Apple easy.
iBook Kindle NookCost free free freeAppearance Sepia, white, adjust Black w/ white text, White, sepia, adjust brightness White, sepia, adjust brightness Adjust font size and brightness 1-page view style Adjust font size and Adjust font size and 1 or 2-page view style style 1-page view Can customize viewBookmarking yes yes yesHighlighting Yellow, green, blue Yellow. Look at User sets default color purple, pink “popular highlights”Dictionary yes no yesSearching book, Google, no book, Google, Wikipedia WikipediaNavigation Slide dots at bottom Slide bottom of pg. Slide bottom of pg. of pg.Notes Date appears in Small symbol Listed at “go to” margin. Listed on appears within text button, highlighted button at TOC within text
• iPad is well positioned for the future• Audio and video enhanced ebooks• Perception of ebook will evolve• New digital book industry• Self publishing will be common• Interactive textbooks already hitting the market