Is It Time to Stop Using the Word 'Textbook'? | Innovations in e-Learning |

"Even in the age of the app, the word "book" still has a semi-magical resonance, an aura of intellectual energy. In a world where a formless chaos of texts, images, sounds, and video continually streams past us, a book has crystallized into a stable shape, a shape someone decided was worth preserving. One expects a book to have gone through some kind of process of selection and verification: it ought to conform to someone's definition of accuracy, and it might even offer at least a tenuous, vestigial guarantee of wisdom."