We were talking about ebooks, the other day, and many of you commented that one of the reasons you couldn't see yourself buying them is that you enjoy the physical presence of a "real" book - the weight and feel of it in your hands ... and above all, the smell.
Now this particular technological glitch has been overcome, Reuters announced on Wednesday (discovered via this post from Galley Cat).
Cafe Scribe, a website supplying academic e-books, surveyed 600 college students and found that 43 percent of students identified smell, either a new or old smell, as the quality they most liked about books as physical objects.
Now the company is sending out to every e-textbook purchaser a scratch and sniff sticker with a musty "old book" smell which they can stick to their computer monitors.
This could be the way forward!