I was at Barns & Noble today. I wanted to buy Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed. But I couldn't, I couldn't justify buying a 50 dollar book that is already out of date. I suppose I am some what spoiled with my whole library access to Safari Tech Books Online. But there is so much more power in this format, its highly portable, simple to copy a code snippet. It just like a book except its stuck on the screen. Which means for ever in the office or listening to the hum of my laptop. But still a much better cost proposition then buying a printed book. Its more like a lease and in the Tech book market with the rapid pace of change, a lease is so much more compelling. So while prose may not be dead printed Tech books will soon become a thing of the past a relic of college life. In our future books will be defined as
published work: a published work of literature, science, or reference, or a work intended for publication(encarta.com)
No more paper.