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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 22:26:19 -0400
From: Ruben I Safir
To: Ruben I Safir
Cc: Jonathan Bober , hangout-at-nylxs.com
Subject: Re: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
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That's flat out wrong. Copyright of the textbooks are owned by the publishers, NYU has a fine intranet and no
need of the DVD at all. They all hate it so much, their printing out a 1 MILLION pages and it only works on their
damn Macs with closed propietary hardware. AND IT TURNS ITSELF OFF, and the HAVE TO BUY IT, even if they don't
want it. They can't resell it to undergrads. Vital Books said, flatout, that the puibblishers will no longer
have to compete with their own used texted books. So it's purpose is to eliminate their 4th Amdendment right
to security in their property.
It just sucks a little less now...
Take a pinky, take half a pinky, what's the difference.
They don't need this thing at all, NYU has cut a deal hereon the back of the students.
What's the need to exchange? How much is this scam going for
How's that for a business. 1200 x 400 students -> you do the math
Anyone here want a piece of this action?
On 2002.04.23 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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http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/resources - Unpublished Archive or stories and articles from around the net
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Fair Use -
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