Be sure to take the time to flip through Beyond the Page (Atomiq)
Gene describes it as “Some thoughts about the page, its place in IA literature and tools, and the need to move past the page metaphor to better methods of architecting online information.”
I think that the page as a metaphor and as a agreed on construct for veiwing data will live on, but that for us desinging pages it will become increasingly irrelevent. Or rather, we will see it as fluid and not fixed. In a world where I compare prices on Amazon on my Treo while standing in a book store, and where Bizrate autogenerates a page for every misspellign of a given product, the idea of a page as an entity with a unqiue purpose, contents, size and shape is over. And the sooner we desingers move to the new way of thinking, the better off each and every user will be, not to mention the busineses that hire us.