It’s almost bookstore season again. This term, I learned the hard way that digital textbooks are not yet ready for prime time. I bought the digital version of the book for Interpersonal Communications because I wanted to save a tree and a buck or two. However, entire sections of the text are “not available due to copyright restrictions.” Most of the missing material is graphics and sidebars, but the professor does quiz us on this material. If the digital textbooks are not identical in content to their paper counterparts, CNM and CafeScribe should not be claiming or implying that they are a reasonable substitute.
Jennifer Wheelock, Student