every faculty member involved in the top-down decision to switch to this textbook needs to turn in their leftist card.

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“$70 isn’t that much.” is honestly not the response you should be giving when asked how students struggling financially will be able to afford the mandatory digital textbook

@Dialectrical The digital ones are the worst

Because you know they're gonna be DRM-ed, so no reselling, no used ones, and no access to it after like a year

@bgcarlisle @Dialectrical in my masters class I was in charge of liberating the text books by brute force.

I would buy a copy usually sone stupid PDF type deal.
I would screenshot it page by page on my tablet.
Then I create a PDF.
Then run it through ocr.
Distribute to classmates.
They'd kick in a few bucks so we all share the cost of it.

@tootbrute @Dialectrical I've said it before

🎶 Yo ho, yo ho
A pirate's life
Is not, of course, something that I can *officially* sanction🎶

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