My shelves of once cherished and indispensable academic books, now seem more a box full of slide rules, or like my dusty old stack of 45's, than they do the deep well of knowledge that they represented as I slowly stocked them. It seems to finally be true: The long predicted death of print is happening before our lcd-lit eyes. Books are sliding into oblivion. Schools are handing out laptops. Newspapers are dying in droves. Even billboards are blazing with electronic bling. It was a truly life-changing event when, a few years ago, I tossed about six-hundred pounds of manuals and technical information - a library of information that I had built over a span of twenty-five years. But it was truly shocking, when I realized the other day that I have hardly walked into a library in ten years. That really brought it home for me. It seems to me that we are privileged witnesses to a profound, historic event, playing out in slow motion. I will post more of my own observations later but I wanted to get the discussion started. What is the significance of this event? How will it change life as we know it? What is the potential price, in psycho-social terms, of the death of print?