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(SeattlePI)   LeVar Burton discusses the new Reading Rainbow iPad app, believes that this new medium will take the show upward like a butterfly in the sky, perhaps even twice as high   (seattlepi.com) divider line 48
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2012-08-25 08:41:24 AM  
Like putting too much air in a balloon!
 
2012-08-25 10:41:06 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-25 11:02:38 AM  
He looks so weird without that air filter on his head.
 
2012-08-25 11:27:43 AM  
Subby, you missed the obvious by not stating that with the new Reading Rainbow iPod app, YOUUUUU CAN GO ANY-WHEEEEEEEEEERRRRREEEE and still watch the show.

/but don't take my word for it.
 
2012-08-25 11:54:17 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Subby, you missed the obvious by not stating that with the new Reading Rainbow iPod app, YOUUUUU CAN GO ANY-WHEEEEEEEEEERRRRREEEE and still watch the show.

/but don't take my word for it.


Maybe I'll take a look.
 
2012-08-25 11:57:54 AM  

Mugato: He looks so weird without that air filter on his head.


I was always a little surprised that VISOR-style eyewear didn't catch on as yet another stupid fashion fad of the late 80s. It wouldn't have been the worst.
 
2012-08-25 12:17:05 PM  
I am way more excited about this than I should be.
 
2012-08-25 12:17:48 PM  

RedPhoenix122: FirstNationalBastard: Subby, you missed the obvious by not stating that with the new Reading Rainbow iPod app, YOUUUUU CAN GO ANY-WHEEEEEEEEEERRRRREEEE and still watch the show.

/but don't take my word for it.

Maybe I'll take a look.


It's in a book
 
2012-08-25 12:45:53 PM  
YOU CAN'T DISAPPOINT A PICTURE!!!
 
2012-08-25 12:46:52 PM  
The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.
 
2012-08-25 12:57:17 PM  

soporific: The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.


I remember watching that episode as a child. And an avid viewer of both show.

...It's been a long time.
 
2012-08-25 01:00:15 PM  
Thing is, it's an iPad-only app, which requires a subscription. So the people who'd most benefit from it, ie poor children, aren't likely to be able to benefit from it.
 
2012-08-25 01:05:12 PM  

angrymacface: Thing is, it's an iPad-only app, which requires a subscription. So the people who'd most benefit from it, ie poor children, aren't likely to be able to benefit from it.


Erm, it's a free iPad app. And Burton has tweeted that an Android version of the app is in the works.

As far as the app, I uh, tested it. You know. For my future children. It actually is very well put together, and edutaining.

Link for the app:
Reading Rainbow for iPad
 
2012-08-25 01:17:40 PM  

OriginalGamer: Erm, it's a free iPad app. And Burton has tweeted that an Android version of the app is in the works.

As far as the app, I uh, tested it. You know. For my future children. It actually is very well put together, and edutaining.

Link for the app:
Reading Rainbow for iPad


And poor people can afford iPads?
 
2012-08-25 01:19:20 PM  
That's going Toby an interesting app.

/too soon?
 
2012-08-25 01:19:56 PM  

angrymacface: Thing is, it's an iPad-only app, which requires a subscription. So the people who'd most benefit from it, ie poor children, aren't likely to be able to benefit from it.


Frysquinting.jpg
 
2012-08-25 01:24:39 PM  

semiotix: Mugato: He looks so weird without that air filter on his head.

I was always a little surprised that VISOR-style eyewear didn't catch on as yet another stupid fashion fad of the late 80s. It wouldn't have been the worst.


They were horizontal rather than vertical, but they were an 80s trend.
 
2012-08-25 01:31:07 PM  
SET PHASERS TO LOVE ME!
 
2012-08-25 01:36:26 PM  

angrymacface: OriginalGamer: Erm, it's a free iPad app. And Burton has tweeted that an Android version of the app is in the works.

As far as the app, I uh, tested it. You know. For my future children. It actually is very well put together, and edutaining.

Link for the app:
Reading Rainbow for iPad

And poor people can afford iPads?


You're right, they should never have bothered to program this app, what were they thinking. It will obviously not benefit anyone.
 
2012-08-25 01:37:50 PM  

angrymacface: OriginalGamer: Erm, it's a free iPad app. And Burton has tweeted that an Android version of the app is in the works.

As far as the app, I uh, tested it. You know. For my future children. It actually is very well put together, and edutaining.

Link for the app:
Reading Rainbow for iPad

And poor people can afford iPads?


As I said, LeVar Burton has said an Android tablet version is in the works, and secondly who said this is just for "poor" kids? It's a great, free, educational app made by someone who honestly has a love for kids and education. How you can bad mouth it because its on the iPad boggles the mind. Leave the fanboyism at home.
 
2012-08-25 01:39:52 PM  
I'm conflicted about this app. I'm glad that Reading Rainbow found a way to engineer an app for the next generation of media. Maybe it means that the show's enterprising producers will look for new frontiers for developing content that we normally associate with PBS' quality programming. PBS kid's shows were excellent when i was a kid and I hope that my children will experience equally good shows beaming into their tablets and other media.

That said, Reading Rainbow's books sucked. Too bad now now kids will be warped by all that hollow dreck. With new media we should have completely new content. Developers should be all set to stun parents with new approaches to learning, instead of expecting us to cling on to old motifs. And since the attention spans of kids are so short on digital media, will the books be abridged?

Over all, I guess I can't make up my mind. I just occupy this neutral zone between fan boy and jaded content consumer. Also, I can see what the rest of the farkers in this thread are complaining about vis. poverty. Can poor kids afford a good data plan?
 
2012-08-25 01:49:08 PM  

angrymacface: OriginalGamer: Erm, it's a free iPad app. And Burton has tweeted that an Android version of the app is in the works.

As far as the app, I uh, tested it. You know. For my future children. It actually is very well put together, and edutaining.

Link for the app:
Reading Rainbow for iPad

And poor people can afford iPads?


Some school districts are giving every student an iPad. Apple sells them in bulk to schools for much less than retail.
 
2012-08-25 01:49:20 PM  
Take a look, it's in a Nook. Reading Rainbow!
 
2012-08-25 01:52:16 PM  
Fark you subby -- now that song will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
 
2012-08-25 02:07:12 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: YOU CAN'T DISAPPOINT A PICTURE!!!


Donald Glover crying is f-ing hilarious. I'm glad they don't overuse it though.
 
2012-08-25 02:21:59 PM  
img442.imageshack.us

^ What the app may look like.
 
2012-08-25 02:23:25 PM  

soporific: The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.


I saw that one! I loved Worf (Michael Dorn) stepping out of his trailer, saying "Stand aside! I take large steps!" (links to Youtube of the episode)
 
2012-08-25 02:31:09 PM  
Did he pay his taxes|
 
2012-08-25 02:35:20 PM  
I wish Reading Rainbow would come back. Can you imagine a Reading Rainbow episode about Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series?
 
2012-08-25 02:38:25 PM  

StopLurkListen: soporific: The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.

I saw that one! I loved Worf (Michael Dorn) stepping out of his trailer, saying "Stand aside! I take large steps!" (links to Youtube of the episode)


They really need to do a follow-up on that episode, so LeVar can show us how all the work done by the video editing guys has been re-done by Paramount with the original 35mm negatives for HD.

/I bet the negatives LeVar was farking with is the three seconds of footage missing from one of the S1 Episodes. Bad Geordi!
 
2012-08-25 03:20:17 PM  
But will he pay his grocery bill?
 
2012-08-25 03:23:04 PM  

StopLurkListen: soporific: The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.

I saw that one! I loved Worf (Michael Dorn) stepping out of his trailer, saying "Stand aside! I take large steps!" (links to Youtube of the episode)


One of the few sources of TNG outtakes. Someone decided "no blooper reels" early on.
 
2012-08-25 03:27:59 PM  
Oblig.
And spot on!
Link
 
2012-08-25 03:31:40 PM  
Sooooo... I have this app for my kids. Let me point out some errors here. The app itself IS free, and you get a whopping ONE book with it.

Otherwise, to access the library, you pay 30/six months or 10/month.

So this being a great "free" app is incorrect.

On the other hand, they do have plenty of books to choose from.
 
2012-08-25 03:36:21 PM  
 
2012-08-25 04:32:03 PM  

Nem Wan: StopLurkListen: soporific: The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.

I saw that one! I loved Worf (Michael Dorn) stepping out of his trailer, saying "Stand aside! I take large steps!" (links to Youtube of the episode)

One of the few sources of TNG outtakes. Someone decided "no blooper reels" early on.


Then why did we have seven years of Voyager?
/zing!
 
2012-08-25 05:39:03 PM  

MrEricSir: ^ What the app may look like.


I love how those trek pads don't look half as good as the shiat we have today.
 
2012-08-25 05:47:17 PM  
Speaking of space travel, RIP Neil Armstrong.
 
2012-08-25 06:24:47 PM  

dstrick44: Oblig.
And spot on!
Link


Nicely done. Beaten me to it. Wonder what Mr. Burton thinks of this rendition?
 
2012-08-25 09:28:31 PM  
The song says "Take a look, it's in a book".

It's in a BOOK

Not an iPad.
 
2012-08-25 09:57:52 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: The song says "Take a look, it's in a book".

It's in a BOOK

Not an iPad.


Take a look, it's in a NOOK™

Happy now?
 
2012-08-25 10:00:46 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Keizer_Ghidorah: The song says "Take a look, it's in a book".

It's in a BOOK

Not an iPad.

Take a look, it's in a NOOK™

Happy now?


Better. At least it rhymes.
 
2012-08-26 08:38:31 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Sooooo... I have this app for my kids. Let me point out some errors here. The app itself IS free, and you get a whopping ONE book with it.

Otherwise, to access the library, you pay 30/six months or 10/month.

So this being a great "free" app is incorrect.

On the other hand, they do have plenty of books to choose from.


Who would pay $5 per month for a website?

Who?
 
2012-08-27 12:29:56 AM  
I liked the Vomiting Rainbow better, maybe there's an app for that, too.
 
2012-08-27 01:05:10 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: The song says "Take a look, it's in a book".

It's in a BOOK

Not an iPad.


the book is in the ipad, stfunub
1.bp.blogspot.com
nods
 
2012-08-27 02:11:48 AM  

StopLurkListen: soporific: The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.

I saw that one! I loved Worf (Michael Dorn) stepping out of his trailer, saying "Stand aside! I take large steps!" (links to Youtube of the episode)


Holy cow, I've been quoting that for *years* and I never knew where it came from!

/geeking out now
 
2012-08-27 02:15:00 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: MrEricSir: ^ What the app may look like.

I love how those trek pads don't look half as good as the shiat we have today.


That's because we've seen the historical documents from the future and it's messed up our timeline.

/the temporal police should be hear any minute.
//literally
 
2012-08-27 08:33:43 AM  

cuzsis: StopLurkListen: soporific: The best Reading Rainbow episode was the behind-the-scenes look at Next Generation. Of course, when casually flipping channels, it took a few moments to figure out which show I was watching.

I saw that one! I loved Worf (Michael Dorn) stepping out of his trailer, saying "Stand aside! I take large steps!" (links to Youtube of the episode)

Holy cow, I've been quoting that for *years* and I never knew where it came from!

/geeking out now


It's from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" so you can put your geek back in for now.
 
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