Originally Posted by Team7
I think what is so hard to handle about ebooks is that people like something to show for their spent money. You spend $5-20 on an ebook and you just get a 300kb file.
You're exactly right. I seem to remember a similar thing happening when software started to be digitally distributed. People (myself included) preferred to have the box, a disc, a printed manual, etc., as opposed to a file. Now, I find it really odd when a vendor insists on sending out an update on disc. It's just one more thing to keep up with.
Having said that, my wife is a bibliophile (for print, anyway). She loves the feel of the paper, the cover, etc. The only exception is audiobooks for the car. I'm hoping that I can eventually convert her when I finally get a reader.