Goodbye books and notebooks

Calgary, Alberta
January 4, 2012 1:37am CST
a university in my country which is known for having rich students and if someone who is not rich was their student that kids is most likely a scholar. never been a student of that school but its so prestigious cos they have standards, usually if you are dumb you will be kicked out even if your parents are damn rich. They have high standards. That school is planning to abolish books and note books, for Tablet computers. I remember as a kid I am that kid with a giant bagpack and i always have backpain cos I have like 8 books and 10 notebooks. I think there will be a time tablet computers will be damn cheap and students wont need to have back pain. I think some people might be againts this, I am sure there are parents up there who wont want to let go the tradition.
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8 responses
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
4 Jan 12
Hiya Captain The Indian governement has come up with a project called Akash where there are giving away tablet pcs @ 3000.00 INR (about 60USD). These are being manufactured in collaboration with a Canada based Indian Firm(I dont know what that means) by the name Ubislate. I have booked one from Ubislate too (after seeing those adverts) but dont know when they will be shipping. Even the Support Number on their website doesnt work. But it is a Government Initiative and No Payments from me or anyone need to be made before they deliver. Anyways, the future is definitely the Tablet PCs and it is going to happen whether I like that or not. Personally, I would still prefer to read the traditional books rather than the PDF versions on the tablet or anywhere.
@topffer (35525)
• France
4 Jan 12
Hi thesids, At $60 I would also bought a tablet to follow the fashion. It is a perfect device to read a book, watch a video or surf the web, but a keyboard is needed to type text efficiently, and a tablet+a keyboard is not so powerful than a laptop.
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jan 12
I wonder when will they get so cheap that hobos can buy them too just like cellphones. India is really progressing fast. In just few decades it will go first world.
@SIMPLYD (81306)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Yes, those time tablets computers can really be a lot of help to students. It would eliminate the need to bring those books in school, thereby causing them back pains in the future. But then, not everybody can afford those. Besides, with books they can hand it down to those who will be entering the same grade again.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 12
I think it will be a slow transition, for now it would be for rich schools and we wont be seeing them in public school but I can see someday they will be super damn cheap. I mean even homeless hobos have cellphones.
@SIMPLYD (81306)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Well, i really hope that they will be very much cheaper in the years to come. It will really be indeed a great help to the students in not bringing to school loads of books & notebooks.
@SIMPLYD (81306)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Well, that's true Albert and i agree to that.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
I remember during the presidential election campaign, this was one of the platforms of one aspiring candidate that students be provided with tablet computers or e-books in order to reduce the number of notebooks and books that kids bring to school. However, this does not seem a feasible idea for the country, since some families cannot even afford to buy notebooks, so how much more for tablet computers. If they will be provided to the students for free, the government will not certainly afford the cost. When I was in high school, the university I studied in allowed us to use the binders to reduce the weight of the bags that we carry. Enrolling in the more prestigious schools can be beneficial as long as we can afford it. They give the benefit of a higher standard of education with the best technological equipment, however, only a minority can ever have that privilege.
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Jan 12
I think it would take a while, there will come a time when it gets cheap, remember the time when Tamagotchi is 500 pesos, now its 80 pesos. I think rich universities will adopt this system first, it wont being public schools by instant.
• United States
4 Jan 12
I don't know if I would trust students with personal tablets. I remember back when my school used a set of shared laptops to students and ... well, there was a lot of damage to them over the course of that short-lived event. Granted, I think it's kind of an amazing alternative to lugging around a ton of books or having to frequently go and switch out books for different ones. I'm just not sure of how many times students will end up breaking or severely damaging their tablets over the course of having them.
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• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jan 12
I guess we might be able to trust it to teenagers and college kids more than preschoolers and gradeschoolers. Though yeah that is the risk, there are so many clumsy and careless kids who are not neat with their things.
@topffer (35525)
• France
4 Jan 12
I think that a tablet can be a good replacement for books, but not sure at all that it is a good replacement for notebooks, due to the lack of a keyboard. I have some school notebooks from my grand parents : they don't need batteries to run and are not very sensible to failures, so they are still technically better than tablet computers.
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• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jan 12
i think a stylus can make it anote book. I handright with my ipad a lot. I guess we can keep the notebooks and get rid of the books. I care about trees a lot. PDF's makes me a total tree hugger.
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Still those book is useful and not all students in the world can do afford that.Computer notebook can be useful but the most will be bad for students if there is games.and others things.It is okay if the computer only lesson for students and if there is games and other students will forget to study and addict on that....
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jan 12
tablet computers used in schools wont have games. Its just a slide show of books and used for writing notes. It might be bad though if students are too clumsy and they lose their tablet or unintentionally destroy them.
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
I just search online,so i think it is kindled in amazon?but still need connection to search or itis there already and not need to have internet connection..?
@abhi285 (159)
• India
5 Jan 12
i think traditions are meant to help and support people at the time of there need. If something good is happening to the society as a whole and traditions are coming in the way of it i thing we should have the guts to discard. I think however silly elders speek of back packs i think it's not that silly for the kids carrying it and tablet computers are a real good and optimistic alternative. I think we should all support the cause.
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jan 12
lets hope kids wont be clumsy and ruin their tablets, if tablets can only get cheap just like cellphones.
• India
4 Jan 12
we must follow the tradition, if we are living in the age of technology we can apply at any possible place. because technology gives advancement, but one day this all will goes in vain then these books will come into play again so we do not forget the basics
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jan 12
On the bright side, kids wont have to carry 8 heavy books, I always have backpain in my elementary days, cos my elementary school have no locker room.