Try ask our young generations when were the last time they read a newspaper and buy a magazine ?. Their answers will likely be never, long time ago, or better on the internet. I believe even the adults who are intensively working with computer and connected to the internet will feel the same. The webs on the internet have become a very huge, unlimited if you may say, library that you can explore. For some adults, including computer engineers, are still find it hard to read an ebook instead of the real physical book but they will be soon a minority.
On August 2010, at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo interviewed Bill Joy, Kevin Kelly, Nicholas Negroponte, and Willie Smits. The topic was basically the future of technology. And Negroponte had the most interesting or the most controversial. “The physical book is dead”, according to Negroponte. He said that it will not be easy for a lot of people to accept it. In the 1980s, most people did not accept the prediction that printed photos will be over. Now, everyone post their photos in digital format on facebook.
Your laptop, tablet pc, smartphone, and the like will be the center of all your activities such as reading, chatting, blogging, watching movies, listening musics, and more. Welcome to the digital world whether we like it or not. It is here to stay.
One thing I like about ebook is that it becomes affordable by everyone or most importantly making EDUCATION be obtained by everyone even in the social level that was not possible before.