Kindle for textbooks?

One of my students asked me why his textbooks aren’t available for Kindle. Currently the typical Weston student’s backpack weighs 42 pounds*; Kindle weighs only ten ounces! Aside from everything else that’s available for it, imagine replacing your math book, your English book, your science book, your history book, and your Latin book (not to mention the extra book for the student taking two math courses or two sciences or two languages…) with a single light-weight device. It would be much cheaper for the publishers, too.

So why hasn’t anyone jumped on this opportunity? Save our students’ backs!
*Actually, I made this figure up. But the reality is probably all too close to that.

Categories: Teaching & Learning, Technology, Weston