My 4th generation Kindle is what I do all my reading on. Which is a bummer because I have a fairly nice library.
I'm a musician and art dealer by profession. I often attend auctions. I've seen fake Renoir's go for thousands, I've seen a pristine 500 piece Waterford Crystal set go for $50, books and book collections often come up and I doubt half of them have their first pages read.
A great aspect of the Kindle is that people don't feel compelled to fill it with literature they wont read. I read over 70 percent of the books on my kindle and the rest were pending deletion.
I love my kindle so much, that now I wouldn't know what to do without one. Best invention ever, real books are faulty, never did work right.
Even though I may not buy another Kindle, I feel you can't argue how the Kindle has reinvigorated interest in literature and has given an audience to many up-in-coming authors. But to say real books never did work right...try the English translations...