Originally Posted by QuantumIguana
When CDs and access to the internet became popular in the 1990's, people had ample access to e-books, but they mostly remained curiosities. The CD bundles that were so popular often came with CDs packed with e-books. People liked the idea of e-books, but not many people wanted to read them on their computer.
*sigh* You simply do not live my life. Smart phones + cloud storage + constant connectivity provide a privacy and immediacy for reading that wasn't there before. You can't load a CD onto a phone, so a CD full of books != useful. You can't load a CD onto a company computer without the contents being scanned, so a CD full of books is STILL not useful.
Most places still allow internet usage, however, and leaving open a browser with a book to glance at during breaks is VERY useful.
But, meh, you know best.