Look, you and I both know that my previous claim that everybody will chuck away their paper books in favor of ebooks within the next few years is ridiculous. I understand that. It’s just hard for me to get what’s holding everybody up. The advantages of ebooks are legion and obvious. iPod owners know how great it is to always have all the music they could ever want to listen in their pocket. How could you not want the same thing for your books?
Now, I understand, and largely share, the sentimental attachment many feel toward printed, physical books, but I also know that sentimentality must rightly give way to common sense when faced with the many, many advantages ebooks hold over regular books. Being able to search a book for words or phrases alone is worth making the switch. Imagine having back all the time you’ve spent through the years vainly flipping through books in search of a particular passage.
I found a link to this article on Boing Boing, by the way.
-Norm De Plume