I'm curious as to what you think is going to happen to these formats and the readers for them. Unlike other key digital formats (or indeed, books) ebooks are not going to degrade over time or something.
'I suppose you read your books?' ask cynical friends from time to time, wrenching from its shelf and brusquely opening some book which they know perfectly well to be unreadable, such as the Aldine Odyssey on vellum, printed in an intricately contracted Greek type, or Frederick the Great's copy of a fifth-rate Roman historian .. In fact I do read a few of them and I constantly lend books to other people who I think would read them with greater profit than myself. For the most part, however, I just look at them or take them down and stroke them from time to time. Book-collecting, I would have you know, is a full-time occupation, and one wouldn't get far if one took time off for frivolities like reading.
(A.N.L. Munby, 'Floreat Bibliomania', 1952)
He didn't know the meaning of the word restriction; it was like asking him to stop breathing.
'He'd say: "I wish I wasn't interested in so many things." He had such a fresh, vivid eye. He once had a vigorous row with a friend, arguing that of course a bus ticket had as much value as a record.'
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