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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Students Will Be Thrilled to Learn...


...about Scott McNealy's (formerly of Sun Microsystems' fame) latest enterprise as reported on "Mathematics Under the Microscope" blog:

http://micromath.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/200-textbook-vs-free-you-do-the-math/

(the post is actually a full quote of the original NY Times' article covering same subject)

His goal isn't simply to bring down the forever skyrocketing cost of textbooks... but to make them available on the Web for free, currently through an internet-based non-profit called "Curriki"... Music to any student's ears!!! (So far as I can tell though only high-school-and-below textbooks are involved at this point, not college texts.)

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