Another dot in the blogosphere?

A perennial question…

Posted on: February 15, 2019

… with no model answer.

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Are textbooks obsolete? In a roundabout way, John Green mentioned how expensive they are and how there are more and much better resources online today.

But he says nothing about the dominance and self-interest of publishers of textbooks and journals. They sell books and journals (paper and electronic) to institutions of higher learning still stuck in the age of paper. The embrace change only if they can control it and take advantage of it.

So are textbooks obsolete? You get your answer when you can answer the question: Are universities obsolete?

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