[Humanist] 24.343 iPad apps by us

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Sep 20 23:20:21 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 343.
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  [1]   From:    James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>                      (13)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.342 IPad apps by us

  [2]   From:    "Postles, David A. (Dr.)" <pot at leicester.ac.uk>            (5)
        Subject: IPad apps by us


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        Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:24:32 -0400
        From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.342 IPad apps by us
        In-Reply-To: <20100918221827.AB4DD721D9 at woodward.joyent.us>

This would be great -- I'd buy it.  Think also about something similar
that includes integrated visual elements -- photos, text and image,
text in image -- with the ability to zoom in closely on a hi-res
image.

Jim R

> What I had in mind was an ipad version of MVDViewer, whose latest incarnation is still being
> developed online at http://www.digitalvariants.org/texts . What the ipad offers is a more consistent
> platform than the web, so that quirks arising from using a different browser simply don't arise. What I
> have long wanted to do is port my MVD (multi-version-document) GUI to such a device so humanists
> could edit digital 'works' in all their versions, viewing them side-by-side in comparison, in single view
> (with interactive apparatus), facsimile and rendered text side-by-side and another view to allow
> annotations, so people can work on the text, not merely explore it. Why have boring flat books when
> we can have multi-dimensioned books?



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        Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 03:08:33 +0100
        From: "Postles, David A. (Dr.)" <pot at leicester.ac.uk>
        Subject: IPad apps by us
        In-Reply-To: <20100918221827.AB4DD721D9 at woodward.joyent.us>

The question might be posed: why should HE and OpenSource developers produce something for a company which in effect operates restricted practices?  IMHO, it would be unethical for HE people to take this route.
Dave Postles


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