From The Economist: Stephen Rhoads is a fisherman in Alaska who saw how destructive indiscriminate fishing can be to local stocks, as "by-catch" of otherwise valuable species is killed and tossed overboard.
Mr. Rhoads did not wait for the government to solve his problem - he started his own cooperative initiative to reduce by-catch and improve the sustainability of fishing waters near his home. Within two years they have reduced one type of by-catch by 20%, and the group has grown to 85 fishermen.
A toast to citizen action!
Sure, e-books have a place in the world. I just prefer real ones, in order to make the job a bit harder for any real life Winston Smith who might be out there.