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Alice on the iPad


E-books have not reached their full potential . The e-book readers that have come out so far simply interpret the file format to display it on the screen , without any interactivity except turning the page or, at most, accessing a web address and little else. After seeing the video that accompanies this entry I have it more clear. The future of e-books lies in having iPad type devices with which to interact in a thousand ways. The stories we read will never be the same if, by using the accelerometer or the touch screen, we can make them that attractive and fun.

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It really makes me want to buy an iPad just by watching the video, since Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books. If you haven’t read it, it’s a book for all ages, because Lewis Carroll was a mathematician and a logic expert, and all his work is peppered with logical winks and word games. And if we can already do it on an iPad and with the quality and interactivity shown in the video, it can be a real pleasure. There are two versions, one free and one that costs $9, available on the App Store .