Originally Posted by Giggleton
This might be a little off topic, but we decided yesterday that ebooks are not books, they are not actually even physical objects, therefore the first sale doctrine does not apply to "ebooks". We are not sure what to call "ebooks" now but we will come up with something soon I imagine.
We'll call them ebooks. Just because an iPod isn't a pod doesn't change the name.
They're ebooks because that's what we call them. You may think the name is based on a false equivalency or relationship but it doesn't matter. The name is the name.