Now I know what your thinking, stupid guy how can 1 item change your life, but lets just think about it for a while. I now read all my books on the iPad. All the books you can possibly ever want can be read on there. It does not matter what format you find them in .txt .lit pdf anything, just use Calibre to convert then to ePub format. Stick the ePub file into Dropbox then open it on the ipad via Goodreader and send it direct to iBooks or my app of choice Stanza. I have over 100 books on my iPad at the moment and they take up such a tiny % of its memory it is barely even noticable (less then 1 albums space on the iPod section). I also now have around 3000 books in ePub format waiting on my computer to transfer as and when I want them. I have given all of my old books to charity bar a few Hardback editions I am loathe to part with. My house is cleaner and easier to move around, I have also digitized my entire muisc collection, the physical media having been desleeved and zip bagged and moved to my attic. This move from physical media to digital has given me a lovely minimalistic apartment, now all I need are some air play speakers for each room (discreet of course) and my home life will be complete. Well until all I have is a white sofa on a nice white washed wooden floor that is.... (but until my son grows that is not gonna happen. I can now lie in bed at night watching my fave shows via plex on a decent size screen streamed straight from my hard drives. I can sit in cafes reading all my news from 1 digital platform without straining my eyes. I do not have to take my MBP everywhere I go. I can take notes in meetings and create word docs on the fly as well as keynote speeches (yes i could do this with my MBP but the iPad is so much easier just to whip out and use) OK so it may not have spiritually changed my life, I haven't found jesus or anything although there may be an app for that soon but it has made certain things so much easier to do.