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Hello, I'm currently a community college student in Milwaukie/Oregon City. They sell ebook code cards at our school book store, so I got one for my personal finance class last summer, I don't have a kindle or anything, so I had it on my computer. There's definitely more than weight lost when you get your text book in digital form, I think the way I, and many students, have adapted to skimming text books in order to get all of our reading done on time requires having a physical book. You flip through the table of contents to find the relevant parts of the book, you skim side bars, graphics, and denoted key points in order to get the general points either before or instead of reading the actual chapter, I know we ought to read the book, but sometimes you don't have time. Maybe I'd like a ebook version of a book that I'd actually read straight through, but for text books, I'd rather lug around my overly heavy backpack full of inch and a half thick text books than try to comprehend my readings with an electronic format book.
Another thing that bothers me was mentioned earlier on air, about the ability of publishers to edit content as they go. There are valuable things about old editions, what would happen if one were to cite information of an ebook and then the information got editted out? What would have happened in the Louisiana "Balanced Treatment Act" case if the editors of "Of Pandas and People" had been able to edit as they go along? On the other hand, I recall buying a copy of "The Theif Lord" by Cornelia Funke, where I turned from page 65 expecting page 66 and instead got page 30--the whole middle section of the book had been misprinted with a repeat of an earlier section. I took it back and got a refund, but it was a sad waste of paper and very disruptive to the story
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