Does anyone here have any experience with electronic textbooks?
I just paid $200 for one physics book for the kid and I was wondering if there are any college students here with electronic textbook experience.
As a technician, I hate having my manuals in a .pdf and would rather have them in paper as it is quicker to flip to the pages I need. I will admit that it does come in handy to have every manual and all the software I need on a tiny little stick that I can plug in just about anywhere.
But how are electronic textbooks? I understand not carrying around 20+ pounds of books but are they good as a study material? Would it be better to view them on an e-reader or PC? I also worry about the data getting wiped as with the poor kid that had a George Orwell book on a Kindle and Amazon removed it because it wasn't an authorized version thus killing all the notes the kid had made on the Kindle.
Any help and opinions will be appreciated, thank you.