The book has been around for longer than God himself, spreading knowledge and intellectual dialogue to billions of people. What gives a company, such as Amazon, the right to slowly minimise this ancient form of wisdom to be replaced with a clunky, electronic piece of junk which "saves the planet"?
Screw the planet. Here's why.
Students are arrogant, self-obsessed, radicalised and intelligent beings. We proclaim about being students, not directly, but indirectly through means of showing off. This can often be demonstrated with a young person, carrying an organic satchel, boasting badges such as "Save Iraq, stop the war", and "Leave Lindsey A-lohan", and suchlike. The look is carried then, by holding a selection of politically motivated books and novels held in one hand, whilst a rolled-up cigarette is grasped in the other.
The smugness of the stereotypical student is rated at approximately 132% of that of an ordinary "human being", according to the fictional Department of the Bleeding Obvious, which also claims it rains 109% of the time in England.
Now picture the scene, something of which I have seen many a time before.
Student 1: "Oh man, I'm so tired."
Student 2: "Why? Have you been contemplating the inner-workings and dialogue expressional features combined with empathic context of Pinter?"
Student 1: "Well, duh, of course, yeah, like, but also because of all these books because I'm a student, and all that, like."
Student 2: "Yeah, oh man, we're so intellectual and cool."
And... scene. Do you see the problem there? The problem would be, if Student 1 had an Amazon Kindle, he wouldn't look so much like an idiot student, thus reducing the overall smug levels on campus to an unacceptable low.