A company called iPREPpress that has already created a line of iPod-ready crib notes for great literary works now hopes to turn students’ MP3 players into veritable reference shelves. The company has joined forces with Merriam-Webster Inc. to release a series of lexicographical volumes for the iPod. Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary, which goes on sale today, is the logical first choice, but iPREPpress has other titles on the way, including a thesaurus, an atlas, and a rhyming dictionary “for song and hip-hop writers. A dictionary, it turns out, is worth about 15 pop songs: after offering a short-term discount, the company intends to sell the high-tech reference book for $14.95.
More here (though the slant in the CHE article seems oddly negative and out of it).