Originally Posted by Yapyap
We're finally taking baby steps towards ebook lending - I think so far there's about a handful of titles available, and it's also read-in-browser only, requiring a constant Internet connection.
I can't really see ebook lending take off like that. Certainly, people do read books on computers; some are even comfortable with it (in some cases, like for non-fiction / textbooks / reference books, it's even preferable to e-readers), but I doubt many would want to do that with the average fiction book borrowed from the library..
I'd agree, however, some of the new e-ink readers have web browsers now and a number of people read from tablets anyway.
Sure you will burn through power faster, but most people read at home so internet reading for fiction is now much more convenient than it was.