Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Korean schools save trees

As you can now access your favourite read on a range of electronic devices - from Kindles to computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads and BlackBerrys - it is not surprising to note that Amazon is now selling 105 digital e-books for every 100 printed versions (both hardback and paperback forms). In a bold move the South Korean ministry of education has announced a plan to digitize all textbooks which are in use in Korean schools and thus completely phase out printed materials by 2015. Additionally the creation of a cloud computing network will allow students to access digital textbooks and store their homework so it can be accessed via any internet-connected device. Will Amazon and the like be selling e-homework download answer packages?

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