I still like hardcopy, especially paperbacks. They've made nthje Kindle, as far as I can see, pretty much like a paperback. you can bookmark them, turn pages, all that. But a Kindle is electronic and just like all electronics, they can break down. Plus, as far as I know, they still don't have the ability of full color pictures. And if you buy one and buy 20 books and one day you missplace it or someone steals it, you not only have lost the Kindle, a hundred dollar item, you've lost 20 books. With a paperback, you've just lost one book.