Technology is now bringing the joys of digital reading to the offline world. This morning, I saw this portable reader from Sony, - basically a PocketPC optimized for reading - which holds 80 books and also plays music. It's an interesting concept, though for some reason I think I would miss the two page spread, not to mention the plain "bookishness" of books - their weight, binding, cover art - and don't forget that county library smell.
Still, something like this may have it's uses. I can see substantial advantages for both travel and study. Maybe I'll get one after they come down in price and feature a bit more functionality.