In ten years or less, books will be gone. Not completely, of course. A few will remain. The poor will have them. And the rich will have them as well, for very different reasons. The poor will have them because they won't be able to afford to carry around the devices that most people use for consuming content. And the rich will have them as collectors items. Beyond that, a few printed books will still turn up here and there, but the industry and the experience as we knew it has joined the "walking dead."