It’s kinda funny how things work. With Apple largely expected to unveil a tablet-like device on January 27th, a number of other companies are pre-emptively getting on the tablet bandwagon. And in tow come a number of concept videos from various media entities purporting to showcase how their content might be digested on a tablet.
One of the more intriguing uses of a multimedia capable tablet is in the realm of textbooks, and to that end, a consortium of leading textbook publishers banded together to form CourseSmart – and below is their vision of what a tabletized (yes, we just made that up) textbook would look like. Overall, it looks pretty good and is highly reminiscent of the Sports Illustrated concept demo that made the rounds a few weeks ago. The only thing we weren’t too keen on in the video below is that it’s implied that textbooks will “expire”. If that’s the case, they better be a helluva lot cheaper than their hardcopy brethren.