On CNBC yesterday McGraw-Hill Chairman and CEO Terry McGraw:
Yeah, very exciting. Yes, they'll[Apple] make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while, and the tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system, and so it will be transferable.What makes this device better than what's out and what's still being shipped out there? You'll have to wait until 10 a.m. PST today to find out.
So what you are going to be able to do now is, we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95 percent of all our materials that are in e-book format on that one. So now, with the tablet, you're going to open up the higher-education market, the professional market. The tablet is going to be just really terrific.
Who will be watching today with me? My chief concern is what will this devise do for digital media? Will it save print publications, publishing? If 44% of Google Readers aren't reading past the links, does that mean we are living in a time of Informaion Overload or growing Adult Illiteracy...wachoothink? Respond here or on Twitter. Use Hashtag #applez
On an off-topic note Ron Marshall has resigned as CEO of Borders Group, Inc. Could Border's drop in holiday sales be the cause of his departure?