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The iPad: The Second Coming of the CD-ROM
    Monday March 12, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am @ Hilton Austin Downtown (Salon FG) (500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Back in the early 1990’s CD-ROMS were all the rage and an amazing amount of very cool content such as interactive storybooks, immersive games, and multimedia product catalogs were constantly being released. When the web started to gain popularity, the CD-ROM market quickly eroded primarily due to the dynamic nature of the web and the perceived cost and “old school” label of the CD-ROM.

    However, when the web arrived in 1995 most people’s connection to the internet remained at dialup speeds for many years and the web was unable to deliver anything like the experience previously achievable on a CD-ROM. In 1995, most CD-ROMs provided bandwidth that is still 7 times faster than the average American’s connection to the Internet is in 2011.

    Enter the iPad and the app marketplace and suddenly you have an environment to provide the same immersive and engaging experiences that were provided nearly 20 years ago on CD-ROMs. And we have the apps to prove it. More and more interactive storybooks, themed contents, games and such are being released that never would have worked on today’s current web. And we are just beginning.

    This session will discuss in more detail the reasons for this transition, and more importantly present the tremendous opportunities that now exist to create amazing content for the iPad and other tablets.

    Pres | Smashing Ideas Inc | Brian Burke joined Smashing in 2005...

    Founder & President | Bottle Rocket Apps | Calvin Carter is the...

    VP, Digital Dev | Random House Digital | As the Vice President...

    CEO | Enlighten | Steve Glauberman founded Enlighten in 1983...

    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #iPadCDROM
    Theme Emerging
    Level Beginner
    Tags All
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12193

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