So really I can see a use for electronic readers. It would be handy to keep in your purse (or briefcase, or backpack, or whatever) so you always have something to read when you suddenly find yourself in the doctor’s waiting room for going on three hours… or taking your car in for an oil change or pretty much any time you find yourself stuck waiting for something or other, and didn’t plan on it, and now you desperately need something to fill the time besides staring out into space.
But (you knew this was coming), for those of us who love books, we probably all have given books as gifts. How do you wrap electrons? You could go the gift card route I suppose (does Amazon have gift cards?), but those are always kind of a lazy gift. I’ve had two for Barnes & Noble in my wallet since Christmas, I just haven’t gotten over there to use them.
AND… what about lending a book to a friend? Are you going to hand over the reader? Not likely.