I recently bought a Kindle 3 to condense the space occupied by my book collection and to make it portable, searchable, annotatable, and replaceable. The average $10 per book isn’t bad, especially now when I only read a couple books a month. It’s light, slim, attractive, readable, and has long battery life. Reading the paper-like screen noticeably strains my eyes less than my iPad’s LCD screen. It’s somewhat astonishing that it can display images without using power.
I was just looking at my film collection and realized that I never want to own another film. I’ll eventually sell off most of them, except for my favorites that I can watch a hundred times and still love. If I want to watch a film, I can just queue it on Netflix and have it within days. If I have the urge to watch a film immediately, I can rent it on iTunes or Amazon for just a few dollars and start watching it immediately.