NPG, CSU partner for $49 dynamic digital textbooks

This fall, students at California State University will be at least make a step up to fast food. CSU has announced a three-year deal with Nature Publishing Group for low-cost, interactive, web-based textbooks with access options for disabled students. The first to be offered is an introductory biology text, fittingly titled Principles of Biology. Students on the L.A., Northridge, and Chico campuses will each have varying payment and licensing models, but 49 bucks gets anyone a full edition starting September 1st.

The Entourage Edge (even I can’t bring myself to use their suggested inTerCaps) is dead, with the service being discontinued 2 days ago. The official announcement begins:
The enTourage eDGe store has closed as of 05/21/2011. We appreciate all of our customers and want you to enjoy your enTourage eDGe for the foreseeable future.
The dual-screened tablet-like device always seemed like a doomed project to me, but it’s sad to see choice go out of the market.

enTourage eDGe™ is Dead