Beware the iPad, oh Bookmaker!

That's more or less what Jacob Weisberg siad in an article he wrote for Newsweek. He raises a number of good points. Here is an excerpt:

But the most alarming aspect of Apple's vision is its censorious instinct. Where Google operates from a deep commitment to free expression—as evidenced by its heroic decision to challenge China's Great Firewall—Jobs detests an open orifice. There couldn't be a starker incident than Apple denying the editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore permission to launch an app on the grounds that it violated section 3.3.14 of Apple's (secret) iPhone developer program-license agreement, which prohibits "content that ridicules public figures."

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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