the problem with ebooks

From The Social Dilemma of E-Reading:
Project Gutenberg, which has been digitizing works since 1971, contains thousands of books—all free (that's another issue) to copy, paste, e-mail, and reference at any hour, and, yet it hasn’t produced a worldwide conversation that explains the greatness of “Middlemarch” any better than a good English professor or an enthusiastic friend can.

Absolutely true.
It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again: books are sexy; electronic reading devices are not.