The Long Journey of the Textbook into Digital Age (part 1 /6)
Hard copy textbooks have their perks, no doubt. You can scribble in them, hide notes from your crush and the fat chemistry book is perfect for weight training.
The problem is that paper is a bit of a dead end in our digital world: no interactivity, no content sharing, unsuitable for distance learning, no searching, filtering, tagging…
Why is paper still so popular? Well, it’s probably a question of habit (regardless of deforestation and climate change…). But moreover: there simply hasn’t been a real alternative.
Read more on this in the following stories.