Let me set the history for you. In 1987, the Apple Newton was still two years away and the Palm Pilot was still nine years away.
So consider the foresight it took to have this little exchange in the third episode of Star Cops:
Chandri: You’re impressed with my library, Commander.
Spring: Yes. Yes, I am. I’m more impressed by the weight allocation it took to bring them — and all of this — from Earth. You must have friends in the freight business.
Chandri: It was all paid for, I assure you. I don’t like electronic books. Something about poetry particularly which needs to be read from the page. It dies when you put in on a viewing screen.
It takes place in the first minute in the video after the break.