The long and short of it...
Press Release from Scott Foresman Publishing Company:
In a follow-up to yesterday's post, the publishing conglomerate, Scott Foresman Incorporated, announced today its hostile takeover of the company Cliff Notes.
Scott Foresman spokesperson, I. M. A. Bridged, stated, "We have accepted the fact that in today's MTV world our busy teens do not have time to read the full versions of our literature texts. Between ball practice, and the evening shift at Burger Death, they simply cannot leverage the time to read full text literature.
Our vision is to deliver the Cliff Notes versions of the classic literature most often assigned by today's English teachers, in text messages over cell phones. These short versions can also be downloaded in MP3 sound bites to iPods for auditory review before tests and quizzes."
Cliff was unavailable for comment and was widely reported to be enjoying his new found wealth by curling up with a good book.