Is The Book Dead?

Will eBooks push volumes with paper pages off the shelves for good? They're defined as "an electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a personal computer or hand-held device designed specifically for this purpose". So, they have the weight of one book but contain hundreds of volumes - but they don't feel like a book.
An American psychologist says our minds are wired for books not screens. David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale, thinks "if it's not broke don't fix it" with books.
Convenience versus tradition. Which way will you go?

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Tue 29 Dec 2009 02:40 GMT

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