There's been a lot of talk about whether new gadgets, such as the Kindle, will change the way we live. Our household has always been early adopters of the 'latest' technology: iPods, iPhones, digital SLRs, the Apple TV, etc. Mostly it's just because we're big geeks, but then we noticed something: we stopped buying as much stuff...
Even though we had previously been gung-ho about owning the physical copies, having this technology has allowed us to live with less. In particular we totally stopped buying DVDs and CDs, the only new ones being gifts (we actually don't even own a CD or DVD player other than the computer).This also meant we were able to greatly reduce the amount of shelving and storage and downsize in general.
(By the way, we got the first-generation Kindle and didn't like how it functioned, so we returned it. For now we're sticking with old school books!)
(Image: Unplggd House Tour Close-Up: Glen's Ever So Tasteful Tech)