These days, our culture is rapidly evolving and society is begging for more and more things in the line of wifi, touchpads, and apps. To an average person, an adequate phone has to include internet and something or other that slides out. People just aren't like they used to be, and, for lack of a better word, want fancy-shmancy gadgets that have at least three uses. Just ask any elderly person and they'll tell you.
I'm sure that most of us have heard of kindles and/or nooks. They're what we call ebook readers. In case you're confused about an ebook reader's purpose, it's basically a slim and handy electric rectangle, about the size of any paperback book, on which a person can read any book they want. Books are downloaded from an huge online database with thousands of titles onto the ebook, where you can read the book and keep it. The books you download are also free, which is a plus I'm sure many of us would appreciate.
But really, apart from the free books, what is the advantage of this to just a plain old regular book you can get from your public library? Well here are just a few.