Apple’s digital textbook announcement this week had a lot of people talking about the kinds of super-cool content that tablet computers and e-reader devices can deliver. I firmly believe that knitters are way ahead of the general population when it comes to adopting digital information delivery methods.
Proof? Look how many pattern downloads Ravelry sells. Or how many views Cat Bordhi’s moebius cast-on video has on Youtube…
So let’s take it as a given that knitters have a general edge on these things, shall we?
What I’d like to know is how you are using tablet computers like the iPad, or the Kindle, or an Android device for your knitting, and what you would like to see in the next year. What functions would be useful for you? Would you like to have embedded videos in your patterns so you can access specific techniques WITHOUT having to search YouTube? What’s your wishlist? Go crazy.
As I start the process of redesigning and expanded my Knitgrrl pattern line, I’m contemplated re-releasing patterns (and creating new ones) that would take advantage of technology, but there’s no point in putting the work in if I don’t know what would be useful or interesting to you. Comment, please — I’d love to hear from you!