This is why we need PCs, or even $100 laptops, and internet access in schools.
Forbes reports that Scott McNealy, Chairman of Sun Microsystems, has a grand plan, a grand vision: a website for kindergarten to high school students that would allow classrooms to “instantly access the same approved textbooks.” This open-source site would allow content creators to donate their own material, just like Wikipedia, but with dependable standards.
According to McNealy, this would prevent the expensive textbook products hawked by “a great salesperson talking to the PTA.”
Gee, doesn’t it sound like the Ability Office salesperson convincing ICAP of its “great” but expensive product?
We already have the classics as public domain material c/o Gutenberg. Knowledge need not be expensive, especially to the children who will be our leaders of tomorrow.