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350 Textbooks: one tiny machine

350 Textbooks - one tiny machine

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Blyth Academy, a Toronto-based private school, will give each of it's students a handheld computer instead of this year's text books.


The Sony Reader, a small tablet computer roughly the size of a moleskine notebook, can hold all of the texts a student will need for their entire high school career plus any books they would like to read for pleasure. Coupled with the on-board organization and note-taking system the Reader can drop the backpack-weight of these studious teens.

Parent's will notice a difference in their wallets, too. The Reader will save each student $700/year in text book costs.

For more information you can check out the article "End of the textbook" from the Toronto Star's Parent Central website.

On a related note: Gov. Schwarzenegger terminates textbooks.

—Travis Allison
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