Just read in the daily bruin that text books are going to be available electronically. Well, about time!
As the cost of publishing keeps rising, tuition going up, and student fees on top of all that,
buying a book from Amazon or Ackerman is sometimes a decision
to eat or read to a student.
I guess we all were waiting to see what Apple would do, and now that they are on board,
others are ready to join.
The California textbook company Chegg said they are ready to put books online to be bought or rented.
Chegg has already digitized nearly 40, 000 books that students can highlight, comment, and take notes of what they read.
Electronic textbooks are the future for two reasons: price and convenience. Prices of print books is sky high and lugging
around two or three textbooks for your classes is a heavy burden compared to throwing your iPad or smart phone into your back pack.
Save me the future back pain.
If you don’t believe me, click here, to read the article by Jake Greenberg, courtesy of the Daily Bruin.