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Old 10-29-2007, 08:21 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by vivaldirules View Post
From: http://www.businessweek.com/investor...ndex_investing

"In October, online retailer Amazon (AMZN) debuted the Kindle, an EV-DO (evolution data optimized) e-book reader priced between $400 and $500."

I suppose "debuted" is a little wrong unless it was done so in private.

More interesting to me in the article was the comments from McGraw-Hill about their new site CourseSmart where etextbooks can be purchased. Don't get too excited. They only have a few titles available so far and they appear to be only viewable online and with a pretty hefty subscription (50% of the list price of the pbook) per title for 180 days. It could be a nice way for students to save some cash although comparable to buying a used pbook copy.

http://www.coursesmart.com/
If you can only use it for 180 days, then it is not a purchase, it is a rental.
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