I found a cool article this morning about ebooks, where they touch on one of my favorite advantages of information technology:
The flexibility part I already discussed above (changing fonts, size, paragraphs, etc.). But what about ubiquity?
Instead of lugging around cardboard boxes full of dictionaries and paperback novels the next time you move, you can put all of them on your ereader, slip it into your pocket and be done with it. And if they’re in the cloud, there’s no need to even carry a device. A username and password is enough.
Unfortunately, there are some barriers to this ubiquity. These barriers however are more of an economic and political than a technical kind.