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Student at the Bookstore
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:37:44 am »

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 11:24:27 am »

Omg, what are those? Books? They still exist? How last century.

In preparation for Dorian, the hurricane, I told my daughter to bring some books, preferably textbooks for her college classes, in case we lose electricity. “Sorry, dad, they are all online now.”

Sure, you can order them and pay dearly. It used to be that American students could get their college textbook at a fraction of the high price if they could get hold of an international  edition (e.g., $100 vs. $20). Not anymore. Professors got smarter. In order to get access to homework, assignments, quizzes, mid-terms, even final exams, which are all online these days, you have to register online and pay for the online book access. Which is like $150 for both online and hard copy, or “only” $100 for online-only. Brilliant!

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Re: Student at the Bookstore
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:46:19 am »

Somewhere I saw that Elizabeth Warren's textbook goes for $250. The whole "higher education" thing has become an out-and-out racket. Capone had nothing on these guys.
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