if you like flour tortillas more than corn tortillas you are sinning against god and you are sinning against humanity.
And if you can’t tell the difference i don’t want to talk to you.
tsk tsk Maiz all the way.
Must suck for the ones that are alergic to maiz D: lol
E-Textbooks, Read them on your Phone/PC/Table
There has been a (what I like to call) monopoly on Educational Digital Media such as E-Textbooks that is unfair and overpriced. Who is fighting against/ or is at the least aware of this going on?
People of the internets :D
hear me out on these thoughts.
In the past week I’ve been doing research on how to enable my purchased E-Textbooks available on my phone or Android tablet. Well, B&E along with Cengage are not cooperating on this. So, I decided to follow another route.
This path has led me to the workings of an online community and individuals that sympathize with me on the thought of free use of Digital content that has been purchased.
There are many contradictions, laws, patents and limitations set in place to prevent the distribution of Copywritten material. Both Digital and printed.
If you decide to follow this blog, which for personal desire to help students save money and enlighten to the best of my ability will hold guides on several subjects. As well as links, pictures, and information to at your own risk and discretion. Use software and loopholes to unlock purchased Digital media to use on other devices.
This will follow as several posts as I have time and patience to post throughout my free time.
(warning: disregard my grammar and inaccuracy on certain subjects since I am not an expert nor claim to be one. This blog represents my ideas and views)
First: Barnes & Noble E-book compatibility to Android Devices.
Second: after purchasing, unlocking to use on Android OS/ Windows
Third: Pricing comparison for some of the E-Textbooks I have purchased, from E-Textbook rentals, to purchases, Printed books, new and used. and Printed Used book rentals.
Four: Why is this system unfair/overpriced.
Five: Thoughts on School/Educational systems becoming closer to Business rather than Educational improvement focus.
Ideas, questions, suggestions and arguments are welcomed, as long as are educated, and with good purpose in mind.
Filled out Barnes & Noble’s Survey about their NOOK-Study App
This is part of what I wrote to them:
We (students and Teachers) are very unhappy at the response to our requests and pleas for E-textbooks/ Nook-Study to be compatible for Android and Linux/ Ubuntu OS/Mobile OS.
The capability is proven and Tested. Stop telling us that a .PDF file / other formats are not supported. They are and we know this by fact. Documentation of Tests and proof available. The Technology Supports Digital content. Why are educational organizations Monopolizing Digital format and charging Printed Media prices for it.
If Barnes & Noble would help stand against the monopolizing of Digital educational Media and pressure Educational organizations to lower the prices, Students and Teachers alike would support Barnes & Noble through purchases and customer loyalty. The need is there, the technology too, what are we waiting for?
-Make Nook Study available for Mobile Operating systems like Android and Ubuntu mobile.
-Students can’t stress enough the need for this.
-More students would recommend buying E-Textbooks this way.
-Make prices for E-Textbooks the same price of Used version of Textbooks or cheaper.
-Since the cost of making Digital media and distribution is much lower in cost than Printed material.
-Don’t make Students Rent E-Textbooks, E-Textbooks should be Permanent. This is degrading education vs Cost of Digital content.
-Don’t limit the number of Devices allowed to access digital purchases. Instead make the use of secure Log-ins to view Purchased content on 2-3 Devices at the same time. Allow De-authorization of devices possible to enable other Devices.
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