Welcome to this weeks Tech News of the Week, where all your library tech news gets shuffled when I can't think of more than a sentence to say about it.
Leapfrog, the educational "computer" company, has created its own version of the iPad called the LeapPad. Personally I would have called it the "Lilly" (unless they already called their first computer that after Apple's own ancient invention, the "Lisa,") as a play on the whole "lilly pad" phenomenon that is sweeping the swamps. Or just call it a speak-and-spell and go on with my life. tennessean
Amazon is opening in Spain this week. I just wanted y'all to know. paidcontent.org
Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg, died this week. The mark this man left on the world is vast, touching on the creation of the ebook to the digital preservation of materials. Think about that the next time you bitch about... whatever you bitch about digitally. NYTimes
IDW has brought graphic novels to the Apple iBook store. Read such classics as... those movie-licensed comics the kids like these days. Keep on kicking, digital ebooks picture thingies. comicbookresources
The Huffington Post has begin publishing ebooks. The first ebook out on its bandwagon will be Arthur Delaney’s A People’s History of the Great Recession. Prepare for the ride of your life. paidcontent.org