A Massachusetts prep school, Cushing Academy, has decided that paper and hardback books are outdated. They’re removing them and “upgrading” to digital books.
The headmaster, James Tracy says, “When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books.”
What do you think? Is this cutting edge, or just sad? Will this help students learn by giving them access to all the latest technology as well as millions of books – or will they be distracted by E-mail, chat, and other online socializing?