A week ago I got an Amazon Kindle. I love it. The e-reader allows me to download, directly from Amazon, newspapers, books and other content. The ink paper technology makes reading a pleasure. When I hold the Kindle, I am convinced that it represents, at least in part, the way data will be handled in the future. I can imagine every student in the future having something like a Kindle to hold all school books and documents in one small device. The device could also be a phone, digital player, mp3 player and more. Students of the future, could have only one device for every need imagined. So could the rest of us.
The only thing that would make it better is if Apple made it.