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One of the greatest advantages of software is the ease of updates.  Literature collections can be updated with selections from the most recent prize winners; science books can reflect the most current research; social studies can include more current events.  So many students of this generation are completely at ease with the technology, and as programs are created to allow easy note-taking with the text, I can see the demise of the paper textbook. 

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I do think that future technology will probably spell the end of books and that each student will have their own computer or laptop which they can use to access all the relevant materials they need. The convenience of having all materials you need on one computer far outweights the necessity of having lots of separate textbooks that are potentially very expensive and heavy.

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I think a combination of both is the best possible combination. Textbooks are more reliable than software in many cases, but students are sometimes less resistant to...

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