Seth Godin on the textbook versus digital version discussion (Link in new window)
A good article by Seth Godin on the reasons why textbooks need to be replaced by digital version.
My view? If textbooks were digital they would be:
easy to update and therefore more relevant
easier to transport or issue – saving costs and easing environmental issues
and have collaborative discussions on or offline about points raised in them which would in turn update or revise them in real time.
Tip of the Tam O’Shanter to Ewan McIntosh for spotting this article and blogging about it with his thoughts