e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.
JULY 16, 2008
Turns out that there is this site, Textbook Torrents, that is using BitTorrent to distribute free copies of expensive textbooks. There is also a discussion going on at Tony Karrers blog , about a more open textbook creation model. That is also an important facet here - I trust textbooks to be highly authoritative sources of info and want them to be peer-reviewed and professionally edited but we need to keep haing that discussion about the authority of certain texts over others.