Originally Posted by Nate the great
If a library focuses on 10 ebook readers and has 1k ebooks, only 10 people at a time can use those thousand ebooks. That's a significant capital investment which will boost the user base by 10 people.
That is incorrect. The idea would be that people that borrow an e-reader will get the taste of it and buy one themselves. So the lending of the e-books isn't limited to those 10 people who have borrowed the e-readers. In other words, the e-reader should become viral.