I love e-books. I adore them. I think it’s the best thing for my back since…well since anything really!
I’m the guy who grew up and could never go anywhere without a gym bag or backpack full of books. My parents took us to disneyworld in our teens and I had a suitcase earmarks just for books. My commute to school would constitute 15 to 20 minutes prepartion choosing which dozen to take for the day.
My Palm Tungsten E was a revelation. I’ve since moved from there to a Palm TX and finally my iPhone. My last 40-50 books I’ve read have been e-books (the Kindle app for iPhone is my current favorite). I love having a substantial library with me at all times.
That being said, I have thousands of physical books and I still purchase physical books (to the despair of my loving, supportive and long suffering wife) and let me tell you why I think they should stick around.