Stephen Fry’s take on the e-reader vs. book argument.
The best thing that can happen to books would be the advancement of digital distribution.
Right now books cost a lot of money just to produce the actual paper and book. Imagine how many people will read when the price of books comes down when no one is printing and binding books anymore.
So much wasted cost, gone. Now great writers can make more, companies can make more and consumers can pay less and lose less space to books and the environment also wins.
Progression in technology, especially the rapid kind, is the best thing that can happen to the environment.