Tampa FL area High School says hello to digital textbooks

From the St. Petersburg Times:

Here's one way to lighten a student's backpack: say goodbye to textbooks.

Clearwater High School next year will replace traditional textbooks with ereaders. The gadgets will be fully loaded with all the textbooks students need, minus all the paper.

For rising junior Bennie Niles, 17, it could mean accessing English, math and physics texts via a handheld device more on par with the technology he and his peers use every day.

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As you read this, please remember all the Kindle DX pilot programs that have said the Kindle doesn't work as a digital textbook. This school will probably reach the same conclusion.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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