noob wrote:whats the goddamn benefit of ipads opposed to books anyway? a recent study even shows that people reading from paper are better at remembering what they read.
Careful with the language, Eugene*, even here.
I bought a child's Latin primer on Kindle, thinking it would be fun to get a grounding in the language. It was totally useless. Each chapter started with a Latin text and then a couple of pages later there would be a table of words. The rest of the chapter continually referred back to both. With a paper book you would just put a finger on each page and flip back and forth but on Kindle it becomes a nightmare.
And that is before we get onto such things as graphs, which are invariable illegible.
It would be possible to make reference books work in etext, but I have doubts that the work has been done. More likely the nice salesman from Apple took the school's board to have an expensive lunch and offered huge discounts and incentives.
* You are not expected to understand this.