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Children will go to museums to see paper books and will be so excited that when you turn the page it looks just like their e-readers page-turn animation

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-1, Completely disagree.

Sure, there will be people who use eReaders, but there's still a lot of people who enjoy the feeling of the book in their hands, the smell of the paper. Yes, I have a Kindle, but every book I "care about", I've probably also purchased in book form... so I can loan it to folks, pass it down to another generation (as many of my own books were passed down to me from my grandfather).

When I was a kid, growing up, reading Twain, and knowing "my dad held this book at my age, and his dad before him", that was an intense feeling that you will never be able to get with eBooks.

Dude, you are taking this too seriously. It's just a joke.

Ahhhh, I know too many people who seriously believe that eBooks are going to rule the world, and paper will die, etc., etc. :-)

It won't happen quickly, but it's hard to imagine the book-printing idustlry surviving into the 2100s as more than an amusing curiosity.

And people thought that this Internet thing was a fad. People "loved" to receive letters from friends. Email might have its place, but nothing will replace written letters sent and received by postal mail ...

Uh, yeah, sure.

You may still wax nostalgic over books because you grew up with them. Kids born today will grow up with e-books as an everyday thing, like television and computers. Most of their reading will likely be done electronically and *maybe* once in a while they'll pick up "one of Grandpa's antique 'paper book' things" ... maybe.

It's not a question of if, but a matter of when ...

I can't wait for that day. Up with trees--and $5 everything-your- favorite-public-domain-author-ever-wrote uploads.

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