Steve Sherman wrote:
There are two things that I especially appreciate about ebooks: 1) You can take a whole library (e.g. the complete VIE) with you on an airplane; 2) when you read in bed, you don't need any other source of light.

Yes, it is quite marvellous. The pages glow with a light of their own.

"Turjan found a musty portfolio, turned the heavy pages ... He stared down at the characters and they burned with an urgent power, pressing off the page as if frantic to leave the dark solitude of the book."
- Jack Vance, The Dying Earth