Washington (CNN) — As e-book readers and tablet computers become more common, one prominent tech mogul says that physical books could disappear sooner than expected.
In an interview with CNN’s Howard Kurtz on “Reliable Sources,” author Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop per Child, said the physical book’s days are numbered.
“It will be in five years,” said Negroponte. “The physical medium cannot be distributed to enough people. When you go to Africa, half a million people want books … you can’t send the physical thing.”