I went to Barnes & Noble to buy a gift certificate for my dad's birthday today. (He's now 73.) There were new hardcover books for two series I'm reading. Normally I would buy them both, but neither series is stellar. I pulled out my Kindle 2 and looked each of them up; both are available in ebook form. I bought them from the Kindle Store for 9.99 each. I felt a tad tacky doing it right at the shelf, but my bill at B&N was still over $100.* If the books had not been available as ebooks I would have purchased them today. I saved at least $30 and I won't have those two hardcovers sitting on my shelves gathering dust.
With my K2 I have seen the future and believed it as coming now, not at some fuzzy future date. Not only are my VHS tapes antiquated, but my DVDs are too. Not because of Bluray or some other hard copy format, but streaming media. I love my Netflix Roku, but it won't replace DVDs for me yet. The quality isn't as good, I have no say over widescreen or pan and scan formats, and there are no special features available, but I'm sure those will be available soon.
* B&N carries reading glasses that are available at +0.75 strength. I bought two pairs. This is very exciting, I couldn't even find any decent pairs online at that strength in ready-made form. One of the pairs is even sort of funky cool. Hooray!