Now listen to two students discussing the article.
Oh, no. Did you see this?
Yeah. Why? You don't like the idea?
Not at all.
Well, the cost, for one thing.
They're just not being realistic.
Even compared to the price of textbooks?
Well, sure, textbooks aren't cheap
but...do you think people are only gonna use one device the whole time they're at university?
What happens if yours breaks?
You have to buy a new one...
or they come out with some fancy new features...
wouldn't you want to get a new one then?
Yeah, I see what you mean.
A lot of people would probably want to replace theirs with the latest version.
Right. Maybe even every year...and that can add up.
True. But, don't you agree it'll make studying and preparing for classes a lot easier?
I don't think everybody's gonna think it's so great.
What do you mean?
Well, it's only helpful if it's easy to use and well, this thing is pretty small.
It's only about 18 or 20 centimeters tall.
Oh really. So that means the screen's pretty small.
Right...and I heard that the keypad...or control buttons, they're small too.
So if you have normal-sized fingers, it's not so easy to select an item or get it to function right...
you know, to do stuff like highlighting or underlining.
I hadn't thought of that.
So what good are all those fancy features if it's hard to use them.
Besides, I like the old-fashioned way of studying the material¡ªwriting notes on the page and underlining or highlighting important sections of the book¡ª
I'm more comfortable with that.