The reading for this week made me think of how business has become an important aspect of books in modern culture. It reminded me of how every semester, students go through a dreaded moment where they have to buy new edition textbooks. The purpose of publishing a new edition is to add or subtract information to enhance our learning, but the price change is a sarcastic slap from publishers to the already buried in debt college students. One change in a sentence in a paragraph of a chapter which we would probably not even read, we end up paying for a newer edition textbook with a 5-fold increase in price. I wonder if its really necessary to publish new editions one after another for mere purpose of making more money? This also raises another question, with such dramatic increase in prices from older to newer edition textbooks, can we still blame college students for downloading textbooks from the internet?