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Why Do Colleges Need A Law For Free Digital Textbooks When We Have The Internet?

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http://techcrunch.com – A new California law funding the replacement of expensive college textbooks with free digital versions is being hailed as a “big step forward” in the press. California, whose massive university system was influential enough to change the SAT for the entire country, will now fund an inter-university council to produce 50 freely available digital textbooks for common lower division courses–perhaps spelling the end of college textbooks. Yet, it seems silly that after a decade with near universal access to the sum of all human knowledge, we should be confined to textbooks at al (IT news)