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Sun, 19 Jun 2011, 5:37am #31
sammyn
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Not sure when, but something like your idea should be realized in the next 20 to 50 years. Biggest thing holding it back is profit motive. Yes, there is an ideal which is realizable with today's technology. The issue is how to achieve the best of what is realizable profitably.

Education sector needs a shakeup.

In my plan private companies will create the apps for profit just as they do now with Apple, and the virtual university, whether one created by Apple or the federal government, will choose which ones to put on their site. People will pay say $1.89 to download each app. For example say Brigham Young University creates an amazing accounting 101 course and the virtual university chooses it for their website. Say it cost $800,000 to create the app. And first year alone it was downloaded and bought by a million users. That would make 1.09 million profit the first year alone. The virtual university could even take a small cut and use the revenue to subsidize less popular apps. The technology is there now and as you can see with the profit motive and free market this thing could be setup rather quickly.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2011, 11:51am #32
Paulcummings55
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RmW,

I'm excited about the competition and lowering prices. Something like the XO-3 is a nice destination.

But for me, kindle is the good stuff. Seems Mirasol is on its way with the amazon blaze and rekindle. I think rekindle must be the new kindle. I can't see how all this won't be ready within a year from now. Leak says August for the blaze.

It looks like amazon has the hardware ready and is simply working on the software. androidpolice.com

I've waited for this moment for around fifteen years. I hate paper and I think it is likely the next kindle will be the perfect replacement.

3 days battery life for the blaze. kindle thin.

http://www.theeestory.com/files/wm_AmazonBlaze_front1.jpg

[UPDATE: I am heart broken. * tragic music * What I feared was, is. Is a kick ass prank preying on my kindle-lust. Sigh... I will have to wait even longer I guess. I knew I shouldn't have trusted an April first leak.]

It will take a couple of more years (or so;-)- then E-readers will converge with tablets. What is needed is E-ink that is color and fast enough to handle web page changes and video. Or an LCD that is better in daylight and less energy hungry. At least better batteries are coming- a side benefit of EV developement.


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Sun, 19 Jun 2011, 9:35pm #33
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Paulcummings55 wrote:

It will take a couple of more years (or so;-)- then E-readers will converge with tablets. What is needed is E-ink that is color and fast enough to handle web page changes and video. Or an LCD that is better in daylight and less energy hungry. At least better batteries are coming- a side benefit of EV developement.

Yes. Mirasol should go into production in 2012. Scheduled for early 2012 but who knows. No guarantee Amazon is the customer though. Might be B&N. Liquavista was bought out by Samsung with the potential for manufacturing. I can't wait for a paperless solution.

It looks like Amazon got tired of waiting for color e-paper and is rolling out conventional tablets later this year (?). This at least means the switch will be swifter when it does occur.

So, if I'm lucky, perhaps by 2015?


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