As reported by Ars Technica on March 4, (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080211/aqm136.html?.v=27), people are more attached to their books than they are to their satellite television, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, social networks, video games, blogs, DVDs, and P2P file-swapping. And it’s not like this high rate of affection for the book occurs only among a small group; books came in second only to “listen to the radio” in terms of the number of people who engage in those activities.
In a comment on this item, an anonymous poster summed up the pros and cons of the Kindle this way:
Keep in mind that the driving force in the book business (non-text book) are consumers who frequently buy new books – not libraries nor used book store.
Kindle eBooks are great for consumers who are frequent buyers of new books – but they hurt buyers of used books – by reducing the supply.