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Teachers won’t take it any more!

“It” is the filthy lucre of publishing royalties. Well, I exaggerate: Here’s yet another example of a professor bucking the publishing system and getting materials out there, for free. Noel Capon, a professor of marketing at Columbia Business School, is releasing “Managing Marketing in the 21st Century” Radiohead-style: students (or I suppose, anyone) pay what […]

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Professor sacrifices royalties to protest high textbook costs

Another article about Professor R. Preston McAfee, an economics professor at Cal Tech, in today’s New York Times. McAfee is giving away his economics textbook and letting students download it as a PDF or get it micro-printed from Lulu or Flat World Knowledge. He also scoffs at the idea that textbooks can ever be fully […]

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Open source textbooks spreading

Last week’s LA Times reported on vigilante open-source textbook publishing. Economist R. Preston McAfee was so fed up with “idiotic books that are starting to break $200” that he turned down $100K for his textbook and decided to let it go Free. “I’m a right-wing economist, so they can’t call me a communist,” he is […]

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