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GOOD-BYE TEXTBOOKS

October 5, 2011

When the iPad came out, I mentioned in a speech about trends that I thought the tablet would fundamentally change the textbook market. I mean, would you rather grab a heavy backpack filled with a ton of textbooks or your iPad? Well, two years later, the future has arrived in India.

Called Aakash, the $35 tablet was developed by UK company DataWind, but it is being assembled in India.  The main purpose of the device is for education and 100,000 units have been ordered by the Indian government for students who will receive the tablet for free.

So how well are you seeing the future? Is your company spending enough time to look at trends that could fundamentally change your business?

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