I hope it will be a long time before real books are gone.
*our 'library', the room where we keep all our books, would be empty;
*you wouldn't be able to peek into other people's bookcases, which gives such a good impression of what kind of people they are;
*snuggling up in bed with a computer;
*the kids would have to select their bedtime story from the computer;
*babies gnawing on a computer instead of on their cardboard books;
Nope, I don't see it happening yet
*I do have a cd-rom somewhere with 200 'greatest classical books';
*you can lend out a 'book' without worrying about getting it back;
*we do have network access points in our bedroom (and in the kids' bedroom too)
*the kids listen to stories on the bbc/cbeebies site regularly already
*with their way of running from the table to the computer before washing their hands, the mouse of the kids' computer regularly acquires a sugar coating that would delight any baby.