It seems every week this expert or that is announcing the end of print as we know it. They paint a picture of a future where e-books and e-zines rule, where content is downloaded instantly onto our hand held devices to be pursued at our convenience.
I for one disagree. I own a kindle and will admit to enjoying the convenience of using it. It sure beats trying to hold a book open while I'm eating my sandwich during lunch at work. But it can never replace the excitement of opening a new book for the first time. The feel of the page, the smell of the paper, and the secrets within the words waiting to be discovered. No e-reader could ever replace that, ensuring that print will be around for a long time to come.