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From: Ruben I Safir
To: Jonathan Bober
Subject: Re: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
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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
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...
> "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
> 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.
> New Yorker Linux Users Scene
> Fair Use -
> because it's either fair use or useless....
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