What does everyone prefer? It seemed like only not long ago that CD's seemed like miracles and sales were off the scales. Before those I still remember 8 tracks and vinyls growing up - "All I have to do is dream", "Yellow River", and "All I ever need is you" among other favorites sounded infinitely better on those mediums and still do as opposed to on a computer or iPod/phone/gadget. Now of course, everything is downloaded - either paid for or illegally. Lossless audio files are pretty good and I admit I do most of my listening while on the go now or thru my iPod speaker; But I will play the occasional CD and just enjoy experiencing music that way. As far as books go...I like being able to travel or go places with just my phone or tablet without having to lug a big load of books with me. But I like actual books too - the weight of them, turning the pages, holding them, taking them into the tub/on the beach/in bed with a reading lamp. My friends call me really old fashioned for still buying books and keeping CD's at hand - they've mostly done away with all that. EVERYTHING they have by the way of media, entertainment, and communication is pretty much contained in their devices. I still like phoning too LOL - most people my age or younger (at least the ones I'm around/I see) communicate almost solely thru text messages or instant messengers on their phones and only use the phone part of their, well, phone - to speak to their parents or something. So both e and "olde tyme" versions of things are equally important to me.