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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
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Subject: Re: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
From: jonathan jacobs
To: Ruben I Safir
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Date: 23 Apr 2002 22:36:58 -0400
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i agree. hard to fathom how this is better than a textbook. can they
print it? probably not. shame on nyu.
On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 22:10, Ruben I Safir wrote:
> The students didn't protest, and they genuinely dislike the media.
> It forces them to buy books they don't want, and how can 1/2 remain
> for life.
> It should ALL remain for life....period.
> And it shouldn't be encrypted.
> Which half goes out?
> On 2002.04.23 18:44 Jonathan Bober wrote:
> > A new story on the Vital Book DVD...
> > http://www.washingtonsquarenews.com/getstory.php?id=20003044
> > "One year after the NYU College of Dentistry announced that new students
> > would be required to purchase a DVD that replaces all textbooks,
> > students and faculty have received the new technology with mixed
> > feelings.
> > The DVD, known as the Vital Book, contains a student?s entire four-year
> > curriculum, including 161 textbooks, course syllabi, handouts, lecture
> > notes, slide presentations, video clips, a clinic manual, internally
> > created material and other reference materials. The material is
> > searchable, giving users the opportunity to research efficiently.
> > Last year, students and faculty protested the DVD because it was
> > supposed to expire after each semester. However, now the DVD does not
> > expire, and students can keep at least half of the information for life.
> > [...]"
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