For now I’ll give Catone poetic licence.
Ebooks are not simply a better format replacing an inferior one; they offer a wholly different experience.
A good point. I’d read an ebook on a plane. I read work documents on a tablet or ebook. When reading for pleasure, I still want to see print and feel paper.
Whenever I hear people predicting the death of printed books I think back to the Roman, Greek and even earlier texts which can still be read today, then remember early electronic texts stored on 8-inch floppies or using now dead digital formats.
Some of these are already lost forever.