Mark Goodacre and Tim Bulkeley are among those who are continuing the conversation about non-traditional, less “texty” textbooks. As this conversation takes place on and between blogs, it is worth noting that the blog format offers many of the features I mentioned in my earlier post on this subject. A blog can integrate text, links to other sources, embedded video, embedded comments and discussion, and communication. And so even though I think it would be great if devices and platforms were developed tailored specifically to the needs of educators and students, in a sense we already have a “platform” that does what we need it to. And the blog, unlike more specific and sophisticated programs and devices we might envisage, already offers a high degree of cross-platform compatibility.