Is anybody saying smarter things about eBooks than Craig Mod?
The honeypot around eBooks is to think only in terms of artifact. When, in fact, artifact is the just a thin (and thinner still) surface layer built atop a cacophony of systems and scaffolding. Those systems are where the real change is happening. Affecting the future of the book is one part understanding the processes of reading, one part understanding writing, and one part understanding publishing.