Personally, I can't see the day when e-books will replace the printed word. I have an ebook collection of well over 1,000 books and yet my requesting from library branches has not lessened one iota. If anything, the fact that I edit a couple of newsletters has seen it increase. What I enjoy about ebooks is that it offers me more choice - not less. My genre-fiction reading far exceeds what is ofered on our shelves and, for someone like me, ebooks are merely another avenue for a readable fix.
As for updates to ipods, blackberries & various other e-readers it's a matter of seconds in most instances and, for me, a matter of course. I switch it on and if my notebook, iPod touch or blackberry prompts me to update I set it, walk away, and forget it for a bit and then come back ready to go again.
What I find irritating are the variety of formats needed to read ebooks in - gimme one. Just one. Not one for each ereader.
I do have to admit, though, that nothing beats curling up with a good book and a great coffee. And nothing is better than that new book smell (yes, I smell book pages, and you know you do, too).
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