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Jan. 19th, 2005

The people in the textbook industry are making out like bandits. *grumbles* Fortunately, there is the wonder that is Amazon.com. It'll take longer, but at least I'm not spending nearly $500 on textbooks.

I had my first classes of the semester today. My Spanish professor is a very cheerful fellow. At eight o'clock in the morning, that's a bit grating.

My computer networks prof is a nice guy, but I think I'm going to have to fight off sleep during that class. His lecture style is just... so... monotone.

That's it for now. I'm gonna go take a nap.

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susan217
Jan. 19th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
The people in the textbook industry are making out like bandits. *grumbles*

I KNOW! *kicks them* You could check half.com too. I think that is the name anyway.
capecodgirl
Jan. 19th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's even worse when you have the professor who wrote the textbook for class. There's no getting around not getting a copy. Plus they issue new editions all the time.

Personal computers didn't exist when I was in college in the early 80's, and the MAC had just come out when I started law school. I wrote my 1st year moot court brief on an original Macintosh, using Word 2.

God I feel old just saying that.

Umm, Shannon, I was wondering. I have to be in Boston for court probably in February, definitely in early March. Would you like to get together for lunch or coffee or something?
raindroproses
Jan. 19th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
It's even worse when you have the professor who wrote the textbook for class. There's no getting around not getting a copy. Plus they issue new editions all the time.

Ugh, I know! My professors are all like, "Remember, get the fifth edition, because the fourth edition is different." This is understandable for my computer science classes--that's an ever-changing field--but for Spanish? Come on, people.

Umm, Shannon, I was wondering. I have to be in Boston for court probably in February, definitely in early March. Would you like to get together for lunch or coffee or something?

I'd be delighted! Let me know when, and we can work something out. :-)
capecodgirl
Jan. 20th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
Excellent!
alicia666
Jan. 20th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
what's NCIS?
raindroproses
Jan. 20th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
*grin* Are you absolutely certain you want to ask me that question? I could write an entire disseration on it.

But I'm sure you want the simple answer, which is: NCIS is a TV show. It's on CBS on Tuesdays at 8. And it's the greatest crime show ever. (Granted, my opinion is a bit biased.) Think CSI with more of a focus on the characters.

NCIS stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service. It's a law enforcement agency that investigates crimes committed by or against Naval and Marine personnel and their families.

If you want more information, you can either ask me (and get the aforementioned dissertation), or you can check out http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis/index.shtml.
pnolibos
Jan. 20th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
I am really sorry about what the textbook industry does to the students. We try not to change textbooks, but the publishers change editions every 3 years.

We still provide the students with suggested problems lists for the older editions so they can use the old book if they get it online or from a friend, because the campus bookstore only sells the current edition.

Not to mention the fact that there is almost no difference between editions, usually just a couple of new problems in some chapters or a new figure, at least in chemistry books.

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