Do Different: While a Canadian, Australian, British or American instructor teaching in Asia might be able to finesse the system and successfully download a sample from an iTunes store back home, assigning it to a class of iPad-equipped students is out of the question. Supply and demand are separated by more than an ocean. Apple’s control-freak tendencies lie at the root of this conundrum. For an example of a system that actually works one needs to look no further than eBay or Amazon, Apple’s chief competitor. With this superior distribution model anyone anywhere can buy or sell anything anyhow. Software and technology erases the borders, dealing with details like currency exchange on-the-fly. Oh yeah, but then again, it’s a credo: Apple has to Think — and apparently Do — Different.
A Twist of Paper: Catalyst is also available in traditional analogue, with a twist.