Computer devices can easily replace books. A handheld can be taken anywhere. Even the throne, so there goes one person’s fault with computers. They weigh less, take up less room, and are configurable. They’re reusable, too, unlike most books which get read once, or maybe twice. I’ll use my handheld for hundreds of books. I need to know something I don’t have a book on here? I just open one of my devices and find out. A book can’t do that. I can order more books with my computer book, too!
Actually, the only reason this is a debate is because some people hate change. Guess what? Change happens. The printing press freaked out some people, too. The church thought educated masses were bad. And actually, they were right, but oh, well.