There are so many other cool 'e' things - like mp3 e-songs, youtube e-vidoes, e-news, e-bay, e-banking, even e-puja. There's one more 'e' thing that has become quite popular now-a-days - that's the e-book. Name any book and there's a high probability that you'd get a pirated copy of the same uoloaded somewhere in the web. Now the question is do you really like to read a book on your laptop? Is there anything like reading your favorite book on an idle weekend afternoon, lying upside down on a cozy bed and falling asleep? One of the most exotic things that I still remember from my childhood days is the winter afternoons in the week-ends, lying on a mat under the big mango tree in my aunty's backyard with my dad, listening to the stories that he used to read out to me from some children books. An e-book read out from a laptop would totally spoil the ambience of such exotica!! Apart from the sentimental thing, there's also a practical usability issue with e-books. I'm used to fold the corner of the page of book, I'm currently reading, as a bookmark. Such a simple thing is really very complicated in e-books, despite so many options for e-bookmark!!
But lately I myself have started browsing through e-books, mainly for my favorite books, which I've read so many number of times and still would love to read many more times but are not available readily all the times!! A few days back I came across "Love Story" by Erich Segal in a site and I couldn't stop going through almost the entire book, specially the portions related to the events in and around Harvard University, again during office hours, keeping aside all work!! That was indeed a very good experience.