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I've read books on my iPad 2, but the thing is quite heavy after even a short time. I do prefer it, however, for the single reason that I'm able to obtain FREE pdf's of many of the classics.
I also agree that the worst thing about our e-book "solution" at AU is the provider and their abominable software. When we pay what seems to be almost full retail price for a text and then pass the cost on to the student in exchange for an e-book, we should be providing / demand at the very least a DRM-free pdf book.
Richard Huntrods February 10, 2016 - 10:02am
In at least one case that I am aware of, the same price is charged for a DRM'd time-limited rental on the awful, crippled, unusable VitalSource system as for a full, multiple-format, DRM-free version with free updates and supporting materials from the publisher (O'Reilly) that can be read using any e-reader software. Something very wrong here.
Jon Dron February 10, 2016 - 10:13am
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