Theodore Gray’s argument for why books might be around for a while is that books are used for “gift giving.” I agree with this statement. Actual books are far more personal (for gift giving, at least) because the person receiving the gift knows that the giver of the book went to a store and physically walked around thinking about what book to get that person. Even with Amazon, giving a person a real book has substance in comparison to an Ebook. Switching to Etextbooks would impact student’s lives by making reading and learning more convenient and relieving students of the fifty pound backpack that I had to lug around in school. Print copies can be more effective because in real books there are no batteries to die and there can’t be glitches.