[FoRK] Betting on the iPad
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at radicalcentrism.org
Mon Feb 1 14:47:53 PST 2010
On Feb 1, 2010, at 1:14 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> It will ensure that passive formats like epub and azw lose out in
> favor of active formats like HTML5 apps and proprietary phone-specific
> It will enable the technology to finally get great. Ebook readers are
> a lame technology. EG, in-book ajax is a distant dream. Media
> playback not even that.
> I imagine that the reader app and book content will be bundled
> together in one opaque package. There will be a few different reader
> apps, each of which has its own API for the books to write to. The
> best APIs will be microformatted HTML.
Help me out here -- I thought ePub *was* microformatted XHTML.
> Dark horse bet for the winning data format: MAF.
Huh? Multiple Alignment Format? Mozilla Archive Format? Missionary Aviation Foundation?
-- Ernie P.
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