What do you think? Will ebooks destroy the democratizing effects of reading?

How do you feel about the overall direction of books turning into an electronic form. Do you think that it will provide greater challenges to the democracy underlying the privileges of reading a book.
"Unlike books, which are one of the few media that do not require a secondary external device for playback, e-books put additional barriers between readers and knowledge. Some of those barriers, as I’ve mentioned, consist of Digital Rights Management and other attempts to use intellectual property laws as a kind of rent-seeking, but others are more subtle."
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