Astronomers are getting ready to make science textbooks obsolete. Later this month, a panel of them will recommend that the International Astronomical Union expand our solar system from nine planets to 12.
Maybe it’s also time to make the whole concept of a printed, hardback textbook obsolete. Information resources schools replace every five to seven years – at least four to six years past their accuracy.
I’d bet the Wikibooks article on the Solar System is updated the day the report is released. How soon will updated textbooks land in schools?