Actually, a lot of people have traded their huge flatscreens for Netflix on netbooks and ultralights, just as they chose eInk over luxurious physical libraries.
Just for fun, I'll be really dogmatic:
New tech has traditionally been introduced in pure distillations, like potent single-malt scotch. Then corners are cut on materials and design shortcuts are implemented. Then the purity of the concept is diluted over time as the initial interest dies down and its functions are incorporated into other devices.
No more beach reading for you! There will be nothing but Coors Light and blinding iPads from now on!
Thus spake the Unlaundered Curve Nazi.
Last edited by Prestidigitweeze; 06-02-2011 at 05:15 PM.