A Photo Book Is Not a Broken iPad



If you haven’t seen the video, take a look at A Magazine is an iPad That Does Not Work. In this video, a one-year old tries to use a magazine like an iPad.

Here’s why a photo book is not a broken iPad:

  1. Photo books work fine without batteries.
  2. You don’t have to log in to see your photo book.
  3. There are no in-App purchases to take your money.
  4. You don’t need to update the operating system to look at your photo book.
  5. Your photo book wasn’t made in China.
  6. The screen won’t break. (Search broken iPad on Google Images to see what I mean.)
  7. Nobody wants to steal you photo book.
  8. You don’t need to buy a new photo book every two years.
  9. Photo books don’t require you to sign a contract.
  10. You don’t get an outrageous bill if you spend too many minutes on your photo book.

For more on tablets versus paper see Scientific American’s The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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3 Responses to A Photo Book Is Not a Broken iPad

  1. Nicole says:

    I actually have a photobook from Photobook America that shipped from Singapore. 🙂

  2. Charlene says:

    Too Funny!

  3. onecalmmom says:

    Definitely made me laugh!

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