Next on the agenda??
Nice rant in Wired arguing (well almost pleading) for cash to go away:
In an era when books, movies, music, and newsprint are transmuting from atoms to bits, money remains irritatingly analog. Physical currency is a bulky, germ-smeared, carbon-intensive, expensive medium of exchange. Let’s dump it.
Kind of tangential to the book thing, but it’s all ink on paper, or polymer 🙂 Besides, as noted in the article, just as with books, the way of the future might already be in our pocket:
Mobile phone penetration is 50 percent worldwide, and mobile money programs already enable millions of people to receive money from or “flash” it to other people, banks, and merchants.
Makes e-books look easy, doesn’t it?