Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I still have my university textbooks - and the idea of these texts expiring is offensive to me. Yes, it's true, I don't look at them a lot, though I have, in the past (like when I was trying to remember year 2 stuff in year 3). But on the other hand, I have an excellent scientific and philosophical library. It wouldn't matter to me if the library were digital (in fact, it would be better in many ways). But it would matter if it didn't exist. The idea of being required to study something I won't even be able to read later (without paying a toll) is not only odd and disturbing to me, it is offensive. (p.s. I will be at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, assuming I can fly in the U.S., so watch for some video and commentary).


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