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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 18:21:07 -0500
From: Jonathan Bober
To: jonathan jacobs
Subject: Re: [hangout] nyu dental school vitalbooks dvd
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Actually, I believe that things are better than they were before. When
they first came out, I am pretty sure that it ALL expired when students
graduated, unless they continued paying. Additionally, they are allowed
to print now. Of course, any piece of digital media will expire
eventually. What are the students going to use to read the DVD, 20
years from now? Will it run on latest operating system? Will a DVD
drive exist that it economically feasible to access? These problems
would not exist with textbooks, obviously.
Ruben could probably say lots and lots and lots about this, but I don't
know that it all needs to be said over again. I just wanted to point
out the article.
On 23 Apr 2002 19:14:13 -0400
jonathan jacobs wrote:
> they get to keep HALF of it! isn't that peachy!
> On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 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
> > 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....
New Yorker Linux Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....