I went one step further in moving away from the standard to the new. I now go through more audio books than paper books these days. Two years ago, Eduardo gave me a MP3 player. I think he despaired of me ever using it for anything as it sat in its original box until yesterday. Yesterday, I pulled it out and managed to load on an MP3 audiobook downloaded from my public library to listen to it while I worked out on the gym. Pair this with the books on CD that I listen to in the car and at home while I cook and clean and I will probably go through 2 books on CD, an MP3 book and 2 paper books in 2 weeks. I might even start listening to my MP3 book at work. We will have to see if I can concentrate on my job and listen to a book at the same time.
Combine this with the pitching of my cable and I am rushing headlong into the digital age!