Duncan’s declaration

Yesterday, Arne Duncan planted a flag squarely in the camp of digital textbooks in remarks to the National Press Club: Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Tuesday for the nation to move as fast as possible away from printed textbooks and toward digital ones. “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete,” he declared. It’s not just a matter of keeping up […]

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I have to admit being a bit nostalgic about printed books. The convenience and portability of an e-book just can’t replace the familiar musty smell of my used paperbacks, the raspy sound of turning pages,  or the weight of a good literary tome in my hand. Another drawback –particularly with digital books in pdf form– is that it is difficult […]

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