[Sugar-devel] Interactive Ebooks [Re: Deployment feedback braindump]
sayamindu at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 08:05:38 EDT 2009
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Samuel Klein<meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Sayamindu Dasgupta<sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> First of all, a PDF is pretty much just well-behaved postscript.
>>> You can embed that in more postscript. The user can thus scribble
>>> all over the document.
>> In this context, I have been playing around with Read + Epub - and I
>> have posted a short, unstructured dump of my thoughts at
>> Some screencasts:
>> ** http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/interactive_books_video/video.ogv
>> - shows that a video clip can be embedded in a book readable by Read
>> ** http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/interactive_books_video/python.ogv
>> - shows that a python shell can be embedded in a book readable by Read
>> ** http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/interactive_books_video/digital_logic.ogv
>> - shows that a etoys simulation can be embedded in a book readable by Read
>> I have also started to experiment with ebooks as exercise books -
>> HTML5 local storage looks promising, and with some magic at the school
>> server end, we might be able to get something done. I'll resume my
>> experiments during the weekends, and will post updates when I have
>> some progress.
>> Of course - none of this is _standard_ epub, and I'll try to figure
>> out where I can get information about planned updates to the Epub
>> spec, and if this type of use-case can be accommodated into the next
> This is very, very cool. So cool, in fact, that your paper crown is
> in the mail:
Heh, thank you very much :-).
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