Originally Posted by fjtorres
I'm surprised the lobbyists for Big Publishing let it go this far.
There's a big chunk of their revenue coming from those over-priced textbooks.
On the other hand, it very neatly solves their "used textbook problem".
My kid's booklist was not released until the semester started which greatly hindered our ability to locate used/discounted texts. Some specified new revisions which prevented reuse of texts. One class required a special edition of a text which actually was a subset of the standard text plus some custom eye candy. This was such a blatent ripoff that the professor told the kids to buy the standard edition. Big Education is a Big Ripoff.