George M Parker (9/19/2013)
For me, it really depends on the purpose of the book. For "reading" books, I'm fine with eBooks on the laptop or the tablet. For "studying" material, it's still hard to beat a printed book that you can mark up, highlight, make notes in and reference.
But I can highlight and make notes in books on my Kindle and in the Kindle app on my laptop; and I don't see how an ebook is in any way different from a paper book with respect to referencing (of course when I see a web reference in an ebook I can click on it and go there, which is kind of hard with a paper book, so I can see that difference, but I think you meant something quite different from that - don't know what, though).