It's hard to get excited about textbooks, until you see something like this: Apple just made the notecard obsolete forever. No more index cards, no more boxes -- no paper. iBooks 2 turns your reading habits into instant study help.
With the new iBooks 2 textbooks, anything you search or highlight will automatically generate a study card to be used later. Reading about the Franco-Prussian War or genetics? Anything you highlight, look up or take a note on becomes a card for reference and self-quizzing. No more keeping track of cards -- organisation will be easy, simple and invaluable when exam time hits. This is a beautiful example of a device gracefully eliminating something mundane -- who has time for rubberbands and those dumb index card containers? We need to study and learn things. Your iPad just became a very fine tutor.