Yahoo! News – Short on Books, Texas School Uses Laptops. There’s a school in Texas that plans to hand out laptops with electronic copies of all the textbooks (plus 2000 other books) to every 5th and 6th grader. I think this is great! I always wanted electronic copies of my textbooks for several reasons:
– It would weigh a lot less. Imagine being able to cart around all 5-10 textbooks and all your reference material in a laptop that weighs 2-10 pounds! You’d no longer be tied to the library nor your dorm room. (And in this case we won’t be hurting the backs of 10 year olds.)
– You can take notes right on the book.
– You can search both your notes and the books, extremely easily.
I hope more schools and universities follow this trend!