Whilst I was away I heard a piece about the rise of the e-reader. e-readers are meant to be the future replacing the humble book.
What prompted this was the imminent arrival in the UK of Amazon's Kindle to the UK to join Sony's e-reader. They are small they are portable, you can store 2-300 e-books on a reader and stick books on SD cards. You can free up lots of space! oh and battery life seems ok.
Sony only has 57,000 titles available whereas Amazon in the US has 190,000. Books cost about a fiver.
It sounds great you can go on holiday and have a nice choice in case you read more than you expect or change your mind and it takes up less space . Now this is all very well but I forsee a few problems. I have a collection of a few thousand books I don't want to buy them again, if its raining I can't really get my e-book wet (a few damp pages? so what) and then occasionally I drop a book, whoops. Of course there is the pure tactile joy of a boook, the cover art, the smell.
Oh don't get me wrong e-readers are the future but this is one area I want to remain as a luddite.