It's the world as we know it crashing down around us.
Random House announced this week that classic books by Dr. Seuss will be published as e-books and made available later this month.
Among them: "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham," "Oh, the Places You'll Go!", "Horton Hears a Who!" and many, many more.
More by Dr. Seuss will come out in that format in October and November.
These are the gateway books for new readers.
And as Kobo noted in a report issued last spring called "The Children's Digital Book Market: The Future Looks Bright," this makes the future look even brighter.
Brighter, that is, if you make e-readers or yearn to see the world head in that direction.
Maybe not tomorrow, and maybe not the day after, but just right on down the line, e-books will be standard.