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Both Wilf and 'anonymous' make good points: that whatever 'e-Book solutions' eventually roll-out, these will be as a complement to (and not totally replace) printed material. The history of technology adoption is replete with examples of new technologies not totally displacing old technologies, a point explored at great length in the academic literature. (Here's one example, from Ron Adner of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and Daniel Snow of the Harvard Business School: “Old” Technology Responses to “New” Technology Threats: Demand Heterogeneity and Graceful Technology Retreats http://ow.ly/Nn9b [link is to a PDF document])