This is actually pretty old but I've had extra time to blog so have been trying to post and/or delete older blog drafts.
There are two recent writing from the interwebs that are worth taking a brief look at. The first entitled The End of Content Ownership and the second entitled What Books Will Become. Each of these articles is marked by the flavor of techno-fundamentalism (future technology will fix the issues encountered by current states/technology)
Directly in opposition to these two articles is Robert Darnton's recent article 5 Myths about the Information Age.