A friend of mine once said he debated with his father that one day all books would be digitized or in digital format. His dad insisted that it would never happen. I agree with dear old dad. Even though the statistics show that almost everybody in China reads books on their cell phones and China accounts for 18% of the world’s population, I can’t imagine a world without libraries. Even if public libraries opted to convert books to digital format, I think people would still maintain their own personal or private libraries filled with hardcopy and paperback books. Don’t you think so?