Kindle DX

Tracy Gojdics, Director

Students starting the program in 2010 will recieve their books and some course materials via a Kindle DX. New students will receive their Kindle’s during the Program Orientation Immersion December 4-6. This is a very exciting addition to the program and one that we think will benefit students. I recently announced this news to our current students and this is a bit of the feedback I received:

I can see it add value to us and we can have all our material (text books) in one place. Since it is digital, it is also very easy to look up information about a certain topic using keywords in a text book. There are many features that Kindle offers. I am a lot of people from Class 9 would love to have a Kindle.

I think this is an excellent idea and does fit very well into the TMMBA program. I will admit I’m quite jealous and now wish I was in class 10
P.S. I’m more than happy to stop receiving printed material if you want to give me a Kindle

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This is brilliant. We are all making best use of spare moments to keep up with reading for class – waiting for the bus, at lunch, at little league games… Unless I plan my reading very carefully, I end up carrying a duffle full of books everywhere. I’m calling it my fitness program.

Putting the reading material on a kindle is incredibly practical (in addition to being pretty darn cool.)

The TMMBA program is the absolute best use case for the kindle. I’m excited for future students…

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I would love it if we could introduce this as an option for Class 9 as well. I have always found the idea of lugging along heavy binders of paper not very appealing as well as not very environmentally friendly. Could we do something like make this available as an option, people who sign up would not receive printed version of the materials for the rest of the course? (I am even willing to pay something for the device since I have received 1/3 of the material as printouts). I realize this is more work for the program staff, but it would be totally awesome if we could do it.
The way I think about it, 3 years from now, if I want to look something we read/discussed in class, I am unlikely to go home and open up my large binder to locate the information.

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Wow, that’s great news and I am very jealous. This totally changes the game on whether to get paper copies or their electronic versions.
I was one of those of opposed getting the material only from ereserves as I felt that would ne too much hassle downloading the material one at a time and storing on the computer. Also since I archive all UW material on my home computer instead of the work one, I would still end up printing most of the material to read while commuting.
But having a Kindle DX changes all that. So even though you mention that this is for class 10 onwards, I got to ask if we could also get it in lieu of getting paper copies of books and materials.