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Old 04-07-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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LXer: Open education resources combat high textbook prices


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Eben Upton is best known as the man behind the Raspberry Pi, a tiny, $25 computer designed to help turn kids into programmers. Upton priced it at $25 because he thought that's around what an average textbook cost: "I now understand that's an incorrect estimate. If we had a better idea of what school textbooks cost we would have had an easier job with the engineering over the years," he joked to Wired years later.It's a funny story but also a sad story. Textbooks are expensive. More expensive than most non-students even realize.

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