well, call me na´vely optimistic, but with the proliferation of new devices, more and more publishers catching on, partnerships like Hachette / Sony in France, Penguin selling epub books, Panmacmillan selling drm-free
epub books, amazon making the kindle a household name in the US and the significantly more frequent press coverage in the UK (at least), despite the fact that we still have a ways to go (i don't deny that), i *do* think we're getting close to the tipping point.
mind you, when i say "tipping point", i don't at all mean that liseuses will replace paper books completely. i don't see that happening in my lifetime, if ever.
i just mean liseuses entering the mainstream to the point where they're more or less commonplace, and content being at least *nearly* as available in digital form as in paper.
(like ipods, you know ?