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It will probably come down to how low they get the cost of an eReader. It wouldn’t surprise me to see it be how we view toasters now.

CNN had an article today, where an author said physical books “will be [dead] in five years. The physical medium cannot be distributed to enough people. When you go to Africa, half a million people want books … you can’t send the physical thing.”

I’m not sure I buy it, but it is an interesting perspective.

Here’s the link:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/10/17/negroponte.ebooks/index.html?iref=NS1