Originally Posted by DMcCunney
I really wish folks would stop saying things like "bump p-paper into oblivion". Paper isn't going away. Paper books aren't going away. Treating ebooks and paper books as "one or the other" instead of "both" just muddies the emotional waters and obscures the issues.
This is taken out of context. You must read it in the context of "disruptive" technology (which is what this thread is about). From Wikipedia
A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is a technological innovation, product, or service that uses a "disruptive" strategy, rather than a "sustaining" strategy, to overturn the existing dominant technologies or status quo products in a market... The concept shares many similarities with biological evolution...
Unresolved examples of technologies promoted as 'disruptive innovations'
* ebooks vs. paper books