Joe Konrath just got rid of about 300 paper books, books he never thought he would part with. Why did he?
You got rid of your 8-track tapes, and floppy disks, and Betamax. You got rid of your Razr and bought a smart phone. You threw out the tube TV and went with an HD flatscreen. You sold your Atari 2600 at a garage sale for $5, and now play Wii with your family.Joe's blog post is short and thought provoking: Digital Me.
The new tech replaces the old tech. Books are just more of the same.
You may not believe me. You may think you'll take your paper books with you to the grave.
Do me a favor, and bookmark this page. Look at it again in 18 months.
You'll see I was right.