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US college students won’t download music provided

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 06, 2006

US college students won’t download music provided by their schools even though its free because they can’t take it with them after graduation, won’t work with Apples, and can’t play on iPods. That’s not really actually “free” then, is it?

Surowiecki on the economics of textbooks, i.

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 02, 2005

Surowiecki on the economics of textbooks, i.e. why they cost so damn much. “You can often buy the same textbook abroad for significantly less than it costs in the U.S., so students have learned to buy directly from places like the U.K., and a host of small businesses have sprung up to import books.”