Thought for the month

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” Often attributed to Plato but no actually verifiable Greek source.

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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