Riffing on Books and Life – Arts & Sciences Literary Blog by interactive new media author & artist Terry Bailey


Part 3. . . and the Flash, iPad and mobile device saga continues

Authors who want to turn their books into basic text (and a couple of pictures) ePub eBook or iBook, electronic device deliverable formats don't need to be concerned about all the browser and device content delivery wars currently taking place. But those of us writing on the cutting edge of new media must pay attention and participate.

Big announcement this week: Steve Jobs is opening his iPads and iPhone devices to third party compilers. To most people, this means he opened the door to Adobe's Flash, but it's important to note that Jobs locked out a lot of developers and companies - and new media authors! - when he first banned Flash via the banning of third party compilers. I've blogged about this previously because the impact of the corporate and political decisions falls directly on those of us who are trying to democratize the Internet, democratize the Arts and take control of our own creative work.