Originally Posted by nboshart
I imagine it's just the idea of carrying a lot of documents at once. Texts aren't the only thing students use: journal articles, newspapers, and regular ol' trade books are part of standard curriculum.
ITunes for research sources is more the pitch, or so I read; although the article doesn't describe that very well.
That's what I suspected, but the author's incompetence with content management is quite far from the only or even the biggest obstacle in making ebook devices usable for education. Calibre or no, I would not be so cruel as to subject students to current ebook reading devices for class-related material.