It’s interesting that the advertisement for Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet features a storybook app (Curious George). The comments which have been left on the YouTube version are an interesting insight into some typical worries and concerns regarding storybooks as apps.

 

QUOTES FROM THE COMMENTARY:

“I can’t help feeling that when that kid grows up she’s not going to have access to her Curious George ebook to read to her own kids because of format problems, digital ownership snafus and so on.”

“Buy books.”

“It’s sad see so many kids with iPads or iPhones, but not playing around anymore.”

“When your kids grow up they’ll be in virtual reality [anyway].”

“Spend $0.99 to buy a new book.”