This article from the XPLanation : What the educational technology world can expect - convergence, product evolution, and problems with metadata management : is a bit outside what I usually cover.
However it raises so many important issues :
He postulates by autumn 2012 tablet devices will take up 25% of HE computing devices in HE.
Students will be using these for sheer convenience : they are for e-books or word-p[rocessing but for convenience....
E-Books are disruptive and libraries will find them hard to come to terms with and manage.