Books have enormous value, whatever the delivery mechanism

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of books in the electronic era are greatly exaggerated. We need look no further than the value of books in advancing education around the world.

A recent World Bank report from May of this year emphasizes the urgent need to get textbooks into the hands of every student in sub-Saharan Africa. The report states that "no other input is likely to be more cost effective than making high-quality learning materials available to all students."