The magazine itself had a title that caught my eye: "EContent," the magazine for "creating, distributing, and managing digital content." The lead feature was about "The True Price of Privacy: What users are willing to exchange for (free) content."
But there was something in the small type that got me. "Today's Vibrant Ebook Market," I read.
Huh. As an ebook author, I had to check it out. Generally, it was an interesting article, with a lot of information I already knew--that ebooks have been around for quite a while, but technology had to catch up. The article goes into how ebooks are available 24 hours a day, no more waiting around for bookstores to open, etc. And what a boon it was for academia, because students didn't have to deal with large, cumbersome tomes, the professors could direct the students to the ebook versions. Yadda yadda yadda.
I know, this is all stuff we know. Ebooks, we are told, with each passing year, are getting to be more and more the thing. "People are expecting more things to be available in digital form. However, as it is when there is anything new, people need to take time to get used to it," the article concludes.
Okay, here's my complaint. WHEN?! WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO GET USED TO IT?!