ETextbooks vs. Old Textbooks
This is a really interesting article
for anyone who is interested in the ETextbook business:
I still cling to my hard books even though all the material is available on the web, but I'm entirely not sure why I do that. Some of the explanations are in here, and they include:
1) Easiness on the eyes
2) Easier to carry around
3) Less distractions
I think that 1 and 2 can be fixed by improvements in technology, but I'm not so sure about 3. Sometimes you just want to unhook yourself from the internet, remove the temptation to click links, and let yourself be guided by a single author (or editor).