You may want to try your local or state library. They may have copies that they allow to be checked out for a reasonable price.
That is one of the amazing things about technology now. 250 gigabyte hard drives!
Walk into a library and copy entire DVDs. What is there to stop anybody?
I think we are on the verge of creating a very weird cyberculture. The only thing stopping it is that most people don’t comprehend all of the possibilities.
I think a 100 gigabyte education pack could be REALLY COOL! That is more than enough for 100,000 book. How much educational software could that be? Celestia is about 35 megabytes that is enough for 2,800 programs the size of Celestia. So most likely a complete education from kindergarten through high school could fit in 100 meg of a 250 gig drive in a netbook. Professional educators should regard that as kind of scary.
We live in a science fiction society. When are the techno-luddites going to WAKE UP?