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We are often sentimental when a new technology threatens a current one, when we feel that we will likely change the way we do or interact with something that is an important part of our lives (yes, LPs were great, so was the portability of cassettes, then CDs...but I LOVE my ipod - 100s of 'records' at my fingertips wherever I go - living with compromise in sound quality).
I do not have a Kindle and I regularly buy paper books. However, my guess is that the DRM will be worked out, the graphics and interactivity will be Greatly enhanced (search graphic, text, hyperlinks, instant access to bibliography references, etc), prices will come down, ALL books will eventually be available in this format, etc., public libraries will have terminals instead of shelves, Amazon's Kindle will be only one of many options or even obsolete, ... for better or for worse. I think it will be both, but I'm not scared of the future.
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