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The iPad Falls Short as a Creation Tool Without Coding Apps

(wired.com): Without a proficient programming environment readily accessible on the iPad, Apple's tablet paints a bleak portrait for the future of programming. It doesn't help that Apple enforces strict rules around how iOS apps must be programmed, which occasionally results in some collateral damage..
   
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Why isn't there more ebook piracy?

(mobile-computing-news.co.uk): Like music before it, the film industry's transition to digital has been ravaged with widespread piracy. Unlike said film industry, the eBooks market has seen very little piracy to date. For media owners, and tech consumers alike, it's worth exploring why this is so.
   
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E-books 'kindle' debate over paper vs plastic

(su-spectator.com): The ceaseless "electronification" of books has prompted a heated principle versus practice debate. One side points to a sentimental attachment to books, the feeling of flipping the pages or of borrowing old copies of classic works from relatives. The other side has its sights focused on technology's potential-all of a sudden, buying a book is easier, many of the classics are free and writers walk away with a larger chunk of the profits. This sort of issue, with such a vast array of pros and cons, has left many readers puzzled.
   
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Library Consortia Begin To Vote Against HarperCollins Ebook Checkout Policy

(libraryjournal.com): Some library consortia have decided to forgo the purchase of HarperCollins ebook titles effective today in the wake of the publisher's decision to set a license limit of 26 checkouts per title and also amid concerns about what may be next. In addition, an American Library Association task force is convening this week in Washington to begin addressing the question of equitable access to electronic content..
   
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Are eBooks the new Content Farms?

(impactmedia.co.uk): Whilst the Google farmer update has not meant the end of content farms, it has certainly hit them hard and put a lot of content writers out of work. Most people use content farms to make extra revenue, or to gain a new platform for their work. So just where will these writers flock next? Will eBooks become the next format to be manipulated.
   
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