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News Fri Jul 24 2009

U of C Press Goes Electronic

phoenix.JPGLast week, the University of Chicago Press announced that they are now offering over 700 titles in e-book format. The U of C is one of several universities pondering the e-book route. The cost for downloading the books varies depending on how long the purchaser intends to keep the book, which is kind of nice for students who know they won't need to hold onto their first year chemistry textbook for the rest of their lives. Although, I imagine there'd be far less satisfaction in finally trashing that copy of the Marx-Engels Reader that you were forced to carry around for multiple classes. Not that I, um, did that.

Also of note, love the portability of the e-book but miss that real book smell? Fret no longer.

 
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