Amazon Will Digitize Universities' Books and Sell Print-on-Demand Copies

The books Amazon will offer will include many rare volumes — some that are hundreds of years old and others that are too brittle to be handled by people day after day. With digital scanning and printing technology, such books can be reproduced for anyone who wants to buy them. –Dan Carnevale –Amazon Will Digitize Universities’ Books and Sell Print-on-Demand Copies (Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)) I wonder if they will…

Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace

The division is cleanest in communities where the predator panic hit before MySpace became popular. In much of the midwest, teens heard about Facebook and MySpace at the same time. They were told that MySpace was bad while Facebook was key for college students seeking to make friends at college. I go into schools where the school is split between the Facebook users and the MySpace users. On the coasts…