A friend of mine recently used Facebook to ask if the invention of the Kindle would create the same kind of revolution that occurred when the bound book replaced scrolls. For me, the biggest con of switching to a Kindle is the intangibility of the media. I want to be able to touch my books. Highlight words. Scrawl my name on the first page.
Author Douglas Coupland (JPod, Generation X) mused on the medium of paper, how it is made of pulp and compared it to the paper nests of flying insects like wasps. Read this New York Times article to learn about how the author eventually chewed his published book into a model based on nature.
Back to the question: Is the Kindle the end of paper?