Sun, 12 Oct 2003 15:09:47 GMT

TeleRead. TeleRead

TeleRead is a nonpartisan plan to get electronic books and other educational resources into American homes–through a well-stocked national digital library system and small, sharp-screened computers that eventually could sell for under $100 or even $50. The same idea could apply to many other countries, and in fact TeleRead has advocates as far off as India. Supporters have ranged from William F. Buckley, Jr., to the founder of CompuServe's forum on Afro-American culture, and the proposal appears in an information science collection from The MIT Press and the American Society for Information Science. Unlike most educational plans, TeleRead would aid business directly and even reduce commercial and federal bureaucracy somewhat. In effect it would help shift resources from paperwork to learning, not just smarten up the workforce for the long run. [Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker]


this sounds like an interesting project, i hope it takes off.