Korean public schools don't reuse textbooks. They are purchased new every year by the students. They're ridiculously cheap, too. They get filled with study notes over the course of the year. (I'm an expat teacher.)
That's interesting. What size are they. When I was in school, my text books where hundreds, approaching a thousand, pages.
You consider the lack of a built-in optical drive to be an advantage? Could you explain?
Not everyone uses an internal disc drive. I've long preferred to have that space occupied with something else or just to have a lighter computer. On my current laptop, I've used it exactly once in the past year. Unless you watch DVDs, an external will do.
Irregardless of the reproductive choices of some, all children have the right to love and a chance to thrive. No child is a mistake. Some are victims of circumstances, but never a mistake.
We should be willing to care for children. They have right to be cared for.
- Nintendo DS: first console with a touch screen
Tiger Game.com actually. It was better than it should have been, but mismanaged. It really could have been something. It also had internet access.
In the past year, I've played three games: Gun, Billy Hatcher, and Shadow of the Colossus. In Gun, you can scalp innocents in town and they scream, BEGGING YOU not to do it. In Billy Hatcher, there in practically no violence as even the grunts get away. In Shadow of the Colossus, you have to proactively kill sixteen living creatures which do not bother you for absolutely no net benefit to you as a person, or your character. There are even a couple of instances where the creatures do not fight back.
Needless to say, of the the Billy Hatcher was the most boring and less stimulating of the three, despite it being a great game..
We, the players, have become desensitized to the point that there is no longer cognitive dissonance between the ingame logic which allows or compels me to kill innocents and benefit compared to the real world logic which doesn't allow me to. Instead of saying that it isn't bad, that it isn't real, shouldn't we be asking ourselves how is it that we are unable to recognize it as real in the moment we are doing it.
We've become so far removed from it that games where one does not kill do not sell equally.