California once again finds itself on the cutting edge of technological advances, at a legislative level. Only this time, it's with education: Governor Jerry Brown has signed a proposal into law that allows students to download digital copies of textbooks for free.
At $15, Apple's digital textbooks are a steal. Global Equities Research estimates that over 350,000 digital textbooks were downloaded via Apple's iBooks 2 app in its first three days of availability.
Four years from now, South Korea will have solved the largest issue to plague educational institutions and students since the beginning of time: hunchbacks. Embracing tablets, its government plans to completely replace heavy paper textbooks with tablets and e-book in every single school by 2015.