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LeVar Burton on Bringing Reading Rainbow to the Tech of Today

What was it like moving from public television straight into app development, a medium with an entirely different set of technical and design constraints?
BURTON: It’s very liberating, and incredibly frightening [chuckles]. Because we had to raise the money ourselves — and, obviously, working for myself is a real joy, having spent 30 years working for other people. Every ounce of what we have all put into this is going to benefit on some level us and our families. I really look at this project as what I’m gonna leave behind, and — and it’s good. It’s really, really good.
Read more. [Image: Benjamin Jackson]

Awesome: Reading Rainbow now has an iPad app.

theatlantic:

LeVar Burton on Bringing Reading Rainbow to the Tech of Today

What was it like moving from public television straight into app development, a medium with an entirely different set of technical and design constraints?

BURTON: It’s very liberating, and incredibly frightening [chuckles]. Because we had to raise the money ourselves — and, obviously, working for myself is a real joy, having spent 30 years working for other people. Every ounce of what we have all put into this is going to benefit on some level us and our families. I really look at this project as what I’m gonna leave behind, and — and it’s good. It’s really, really good.

Read more. [Image: Benjamin Jackson]

Awesome: Reading Rainbow now has an iPad app.

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