It started with a little intro, that we live in a digital time age and we prefer simplicity above tradition and old habits. I guess this is a pretty obvious statement but its true. What would you rather have, a bookcase full of books, where you have to search for like an hour for the books you wish to read, or a simple electronic display in the form of a book where you can simply search for the book you wish to read in a big book-database? I guess the answer for this question is also pretty obvious. Most of us would rather choose for the e-reader.
And this is what 36 percent of the 11-20 aged American citizens also think while 19 percent still use books (old, dusty, rusty and stinky books). 26 percent of the American citizens who are reached the age of 21 and further uses e-readers also while 19 percent doesn't. I guess this is the hard evidence that the books as we know them are going to get replaced by the simple and handy e-reader.
Maybe you don't like this, but I guess you like the money savings for the back-pain of your children, who don't have to carry 50 kilograms of books to school everyday but only 1 e-reader (and some chocolate also).