January 21, 2012
iBooks Author EUA: Much Ado about Nothing.

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After Apple introduced their revolutionary game changing iBooks Author program the other day, the blogosphere went into a collective gran-mal seizure about how restrictive the licensing agreement was. Fun to watch. Of course, the same over reaction happened when iTunes came out ten years ago. Wailing and gnashing of teeth. The world is not fair! Wah wah wah. Jealousy is such an ugly thing, especially from those folks that think everyhting should be given to them for free for some reason. (Maybe they need to read “A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing.”)

Here are some of the over-reactions:

Ed Bot:Apple’s mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement

iBooks Author software license agreement locks authors into Apple

iBooks Author software license agreement locks authors into Apple

Does Apple Own You? The LA Times ponders

 

The upshot, for those of you too lazy to click on the links, is this:

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