With most media being converted to digital formats in order to be made more portable, such as music and movies, it’s only a matter of time before books make a similar leap. Sure, there’s a certain comfort brought by carrying around a real book, but just like the warm-sounding vinyl records before them, they’re bound to become a relic owned only by serious fans. What’ll replace them? Digital books.
Digital books like this Sony PRS-505/LC Blue Digital Book Reader, to be precise. The Sony Reader can carry up to 160 books at a time, letting you choose exactly what you want to dive into on the subway rather than choosing one book and being forced to stick with it. Of course, unlike music, people generally are fine sticking with one book at a time, and books don’t require batteries, so the transition to digital readers might be a bit slower, but trust me: it’ll happen eventually. Your kids will think bookshelves are quaint. Scary but true.