Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sprint and Samsung’s new eco-friendly phone
A recent article from Yahoo Finance features an interesting new phone made from eco-friendly bio-plastic materials that will soon be introduced by Sprint and Samsung. The phone will be the first in the U.S. to be constructed of such materials. According to the article the outer casing is made from a bio-plastic material that is made from corn, the outer packaging is made from 70 percent recycled materials, and the how-to manual is virtual.