I was apparently very surprised
I went for a walk with a very good friend of mine yesterday which was good fun. We chatted and enjoyed each others company, but along the way he dropped a bit of a bombshell on me.
He was of the opinion that I will be using a lot of PDFs in my upcoming studies and that the best way to view these was a Kindle. Then he gave me one.
It was an act of such generosity that I was almost speechless. I have a deep affection for the printed page, but I have over time gathered together a considerable collection of PDF material. These can be read on a screen, but having tried using the Kindle I am convinced that it is a far superior platform than a laptop for reading PDFs.
Of course, I betrayed every progressive and technological bone in my friends body as soon as I got home. The first book I've started reading on it is "The Nameless Castle", a late 19th century adventure novel written by a man called the Hungarian Dumas. It was a book I had been meaning to read, but that I only had access to a digital copy. I had made some attempts on my phone, but the Kindle is a far more pleasent experience.
I am still utterly flabbergasted by my friends generosity, which was as surprising as it was characteristic of the man.
In the meantime, I busy hunting around the intriguing possibilities this gift offers.