So the iPad is about to arrive and everyone is excited. Are you going to rush to the iTunes Store as soon as you get it and start downloading e-books? (Now called iBooks because Apple says so, and there aren't already enough products that start with i.) Keep in mind that if you purchase an AAC file from the iTunes Store you can still rip it into an MP3, AIFF, etc. Or better yet, you can buy the CD in lossless quality and do the same. Similarly if you don't like Apple's DRM on your movies you can buy a DVD, rip it into an MP4 with Handbrake, and drop it into your iTunes library. What will be the alternative for somebody who wants to go paperless but is opposed to being shackled into the DRM model? Are there vendors selling DRM-free eBooks? Is there software (for Mac) that can strip DRM from files in the EPUB format? I refuse to buy a single "iBook" until I have a solution.