As a grad student, Daniel Reetz was starting to choke on the high prices being charged for his textbooks. Then one day he had an epiphany: it would be cheaper to buy a good camera and photograph a textbook than it would be to buy the textbook itself.
As we all know, the prices for textbooks are WAY TOO HIGH! I mean, I can barely afford to shop at the dollar store! (okay, maybe I exaggerated a little…) Anyways, Daniel Reetz, a grad student at the time, invented a book scanner that could scan a 400 page textbook in 20 minutes! How did I not think of this idea!
Rather than patenting the idea, or keeping it to himself, he asked for help to improve it and also posted an instruction manual online, where other people starting sharing their suggestions to improve it!
Similar to my previous post on working individually versus working as a team, this a great example of how teamwork leads to an enhanced product! On this site:
people are able to chat about the product in the forum or offer up suggestions. Super cool!
This is deep, man
one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon
One of the BEST ad campaigns about representation I have seen.
Everyone has a backbone. Use yours.
I can’t possibly love this enough
THANK YOU INTERNET.
Continuous advances in technology have many people wondering if we’ll hang onto older technologies. For college students, this question focuses on textbooks. The increasing popularity of tablets has opened new doors for the textbook publishing industry. Cost and efficiency are major components in this textbook battle. Amazon.com advertises that by buying eTextbooks, students can save …
An amazing site where you can RENT you textbook. My English book was $68 at my campus. On CBR I rented it for $27 (~17 for the book, 8 for TWO DAY shipping, ~3 for the tax and protection fees)
I could select how long I needed it
You can even select your…
Currently, we have our kids fill in bubbles, and if those kids fill in the bubbles wrong on a forgotten Saturday morning when they are 17, they’re cast to a lower lot for the rest of their lives.
It’s always good to know both sides to every argument.
Visit your library!