Apple textbook project rumored to be called Bliss, inspired by Al Gore's Our Choice

AppleInsider is rumoring that Apple's education event will include a textbook initiative codenamed "Bliss", nspired, at least in part, by current Apple board member and past Vice President of United States, Al Gore's Our Choice ebook app.

The person who contacted AppleInsider indicated that Apple's Internet software chief, Eddy Cue, is responsible for the distribution side of the new e-textbook initiative. But Rosner is said to be in charge of development of the editor used to create digital textbooks, as well as the reading software that will allow students and teachers to view the files. The person said the internal code-name for the project is "Bliss," and said the software will allow publishers to make textbooks more interactive.

Gore's "Our Choice" ebook app was built by Push Pop Press, which was subsequently bought out by Facebook. If true, the combination of iTunes/App Store/iCloud head Eddy Cue on the content delivery side, and iWork shepherd Roger Rosner on the content creation and consumption side could be powerful.

We'll find out tomorrow. In the meantime, check out a video of Our Choice, and then hit the link below for all the details.

Source: AppleInsider

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