Best part, IMHO:
Digitization is big news; it's a good idea; and it's inevitable. But let's not get all goggle-eyed over Google right away. Here are five reasons not to tear up your library card quite yet.
Go Mark. I may have some additional ideas about things--but this is valuable dialogue nonetheless.
I'll second the idea that we live in an "AND" world: digitized books (eBooks) and printed books (pBooks) are both valuable formats for information consumers.
Yes, sometimes I snuggle up with my laptop, PDA, iPod. But often I cozy up with my hardback that I can dogear and scribble on. By the same token, when I look for that "Poor Yorick" quotation from Hamlet that CSI made reference to last night, a digitized version gets me there a heck of a lot faster.
And check out Herring's poster. Anyone like to comment?