Could an iTablet Rewrite the Book on Publishing?

Assuming an iTablet will someday arrive from Apple — and expectations remain high that it will — it may have quite a lot of potential as an e-reader. But putting it in the same league as the Kindle or Sony Reader would be thinking small. If the iTablet does surface, it could very well usher in a whole new kind of textual media.

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The latest Apple tablet rumor isn’t about the hardware specifications of the so-called iTablet; it’s about the notion that Apple has been having secret talks with newspaper and textbook publishers. The talk has sparked a new question: Might an Apple iTablet change publishing forever?

Yes. Yes, it will.

That’s the short answer. But there’s more to it, of course. . . .

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Chris Maxcer

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I've been writing about the tech industry since the birth of the email newsletter, and I still remember the clacking Mac keyboards from high school -- Apple's seed-planting strategy at work. I'm a big fan of elegant gear and great tech, but there's something to be said for turning it all off -- or most of it -- to go outside. Online I like to call out cool stuff on Wicked Cool Bite and blog with my buddies at Man Makes Fire. To catch me, take a "firstnamelastname" guess at the url of this site.