iPad Reaction Roundup

Reactions to the iPad were many and various. Here are a few of eBookNewser’s favorite writeups about yesterdays much-anticipated Apple News (also look out for reactions solicited by eBookNewser from book and publishing people throghout the day):

Timothy Egan contributed an editorial to The New York Times in which places his faith, not in Apple, but in readers to save books: “I have to place my trust in readers. Tactile readers, e-readers: Save us all! Never give up on the power of the written word, no matter the form, and hold its gatekeepers accountable.”

Marion Maneker at Slate doesn’t see Apple saving publishing any time soon: “The news today is that there is no news, no magic bullet that will transform media,” she said.

MacRumors has some info that’s a bit techie but useful about the Software Developer Kit Apple released today. It offers some indication of how apps on the iPad will work.

Engadget has a video of the tablet in action. They say it’s actually heavy and that the keyboard is awkward, but, “The ebook implementation is about as close as you can get to reading without a stack of bound paper in your hand. The visual stuff really helps flesh out the experience. It may be just for show, but it counts here.”

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