Pads and tablets are the future. Books, cds and dvds are going the way of the dinosaurs.
Except for the occasional graphic novel, I don’t buy books anymore. I get ebooks. Their easier to travel with. There are even digital versions of comic books now, so eventual the paper versions will drop off. Amazon recorded more ebooks than regular books for the first time in 2010.
Digital streaming to portable devices is future. There’s no stopping it.