About own week and a half ago, I posted a thread with regards to the practicality of an iPad in an academic setting. Scene buying it, and exploring the apps on the store in this regard, I wish I had discovered this nifty device sooner. The most remarkable thing is how much I saved on textbooks. I decided to go all digital for my textbooks. I thought out the logistics, and realized that this would not be a hindrance. Classes begin tomorrow, and I feel as prepared if not more prepared as I've been in past semesters. The real kicker is how much I saved on textbooks: ~$500. Between Kno, Kindle, and iBooks I was able to find them all, and many of the classics for my philosophy course for free. I also bought a reasonably priced "stylus" made for capacitive touch devices, that even has a tip which emulates the feel of real paper. This will be invaluable for math notes. All in all, if you're a student who owns an iPad, I highly recommend at least looking into digital textbooks. You really can save money, and as an avid fan of good old fashioned paper books, not having a physical textbook just doesn't seems as big a loss as say, Slaughterhouse-Five. P.S., thanks to all who contributed to the thread mentioned above. Your opinions definitely helped me reach a decision.