Nosy Crow is pretty excited today: the iPad goes on sale in the US (and will launch in the UK later this month).
As Xeni Jardin says in an article in today’s The Times (from which the image illustrating today’s post is also taken), “I found myself wondering what forms of book this device might make possible, books embedded with video, audio or large high-reslution images – possibilities that could make e-books feel less like frozen digital versions of paper, and more like something infinitely dynamic, and way better than paper altogether.”
Way better than paper? We think that paper will continue to have a place (as our news post Book production for dummies suggests), but we’re exploring what we can do to enhance the child’s reading experience through the use of touch-screen devices, and we’ll tell you what we’re doing as soon as we can. In the meantime, we welcome the arrival of the iPad.