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January 2010

First feelings on Apple's iPad : http://bit.ly/cu5sWD
Yesterday, Apple announced the iPad and this morning I had a look at the video on ZDNet.

It is a really cool device ! Let's comment on Steve Jobs's demonstration:
  • Graphics : just like on the iPhone/iPod, the system looks really great
  • Pictures : the iPad will become a great way to share photos
  • Internet : It's surely the best experience for browsing the web in your sofa, nevertheless if you want to write long texts (like blogging), I'm not sure yet.
  • Email : I don't believe in it yet. I'd need to test the virtual keyboard to see if it's convenient to write an email like this
  • Reading eBooks : I'd need to compare reading during 1 hour on ePaper and 1 hour on a iPad.
The iPad will probably deeply hurt ePaper manufacturers. Their only chance of survival is a price war against the iPad. Also they will have to innovate aggressively to come nearby the same user experience. See an example here : http://vimeo.com/8217311. (Thanks to Michel Duperrier for sending me this video).

Read books on your PC or Mac with Blio http://bit.ly/7df4ef
Oops, I forgot the lasagne in the oven. Hopefully it was not too late...
Jean-David décu après avoir testé un eReader... Mon commentaire : http://bit.ly/5xNhHb
Yesterday we went to see avatar. I liked it (7/10) but Mireille not so much...
Make an eBook with your Twitts with Tweetbook (generates a PDF) http://bit.ly/4N8iqq
RT @actudesebooks: Le Kindle accueille son premier manga : http://ow.ly/104ZE
ePaper Formats war forces iRex to choose between Mobipocket and ePub for their eReaders : http://bit.ly/6NJlKw
With Blio you don't need a special hardware device like an ePaper based reader to read eBooks, you just use your PC...

Engadget.com :

"...knfb's Blio [comes] with Mac and PC compatible software saying you don't need
new fancy hardware to read the the printed page on a screen....or may
be you do. Regardless, of where the Blio software ends up we really dig
it and it approaches digital reading in a whole new way. In case you
didn't know the Blio software aims
to preserve the traditional book or magazine format by keeping its
layout, fonts, images, but also to meld it with digital interactivity..."

Sources :


Find this article on AppePaper.com : http://www.appepaper.com/ereaders/other-readers/blio-ereader
RT @joonaslehtinen Larry Ellison unveils Oracle+Sun Strategy on Jan 27th http://bit.ly/8ApUB5Steve Jobs unveils Apple tablet at the same da
@vbsteven bug was windows list applet of at least 30 pixels placed right of the screen + 7 windows opened => freezing completely Gnome-panel
A tentative to list eBook Readers - more than 50 models including ePaper, LCD, Prototypes and Rumors - http://bit.ly/5ADmVs
On January 20th 2010, Amazon announced its new deal proposal: If you format your eBook for the Amazon Digital Text Platform -  so people can read it on their Kindle - Amazon will give you upto 70% of the sale if you satisfy some conditions.  You can read about those conditions in the press release.  Any (United States) citizen can sign up for an account, upload and sell eBooks through Amazon.

Last week, I published the links of 3 lists of eReaders. I took the time to aggregate them in an attempt to compile a complete list of eReaders.

There are more than 50 models of "eReaders". In this list there are ePaper eBook readers, LCD readers, prototypes and Rumors (Apple Tablet).

You can find the list here: List of eReaders.
@vbsteven See the top of my facebook page. When I click on Inbox to see the new message, all are read http://tweetphoto.com/9133614
@netlash Geniet ervan !
Bug in facebook: It says I have 1 new message in the top bar while all are read.
Would the rumored Apple Tablet use ePaper ? http://bit.ly/7TRaSO. Probably not.
Will Apple reveal its tablet next week ? http://bit.ly/87sDCq
Since I found out the bug that was annoying me, my Ubuntu is really very stable and fast now. Works like a charm.
Java FX or Adobe AIR ? http://bit.ly/4DxFBf
Today, I'm looking at a technology for implementing some demos with the new eReader I have received yesterday. My objective is to demonstrate some showcases of a an ePaper Reference Architecture, therefore I want to develop/assemble a Desktop application, a kind of iTunes for eReader.

I currently face a dilemna: which technology to choose Java or Adobe (AIR) ? Both are portable.Both offer document workflow solutions, which I believe are very important elements.

Advantages of Java
  • Java is more open towards other Entreprise platforms like Alfresco or jBoss.
  • The Kindle is based on a Java Platform (see here
  • Other commercial document solutions like IBM FileNet are based on FileNet
Advantages of Adobe
  • Adobe clearly has an advantage when talking about generating PDF documents
  • Adobe AIR is flashy
  • Adobe also has solutions for Document Workflow
To be continued...
@roulive Ca tu le verra au salon du vélo....
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From 20100118 Entraînement Foot Thomas

Merci aux entraîneurs d'Archennes.

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