April 15, 2010

Books and eBooks

Going Paperless: Not as Green as You May Think from GreenBiz

Some Thoughts About E-Reading from the NYT

eBooks in Libraries from Wanderings makes Jacquie Henry think we need to get ebooks into libraries fast, but it just makes me remember how badly we teach history and how boring most of those textbooks are.  I don't think they'd be much improved or comprehension would increase just by migrating the same crap onto an e-reader.  I fail to see how--if the book did all the things these students were joking about--their understanding of the content would increase.  Feel free to enlighten me!

The #101-120 Best Children's Novels (as chosen by Fuse #8 readers) and the "Whaddaya MEAN it's not on the list" list