“Books are cheaper. A device that costs $400??? Are you kidding me? My entire Amazon wish-list isn’t $400.
“Books have a faster operating system—I can flip pages without an hourglass or having to wait for my eyes to render the new page
Books have better browse-ability—I can thumb through pages very quickly and can easily eyeball 1/3 of the way through a book or the last 25% of the book because the information I want was somewhere in that section.
“Books have low-tech, cheap built-in DRM—it’s a pain in the arse to copy them….doable but a pain.
“I could think of more, but I’m too lazy.”
The TeleRead take: Actually I find Neville’s comments useful, as a summary of the actual and imagined problems of books. Notice the interest in compatibility—a very real problem?