Monday, February 22, 2010

Someone Else's Great Idea

This seems like such a good idea, why didn't someone (me) think of it before? In case you don't feel like clicking on the link, MacMillan publishers is offering digital textbooks which professors can personalize by not only reordering or deleting chapters, but adding their own materials. In the example given in the article, the digital version was one third the price of the online version.

I have one question: will professors' tweaked versions of textbooks be available to the public, or only to those in a class?

Actually, I have another question: what brilliant .com should I think up? What is so obvious and necessary? Online $20 an hour therapy sessions? A website that looks at your internet browsing history and introduces you to people with similar interests? Digital rubix cubes?