Eierlegende Wollmilchsau

This is one point where the english language is short a word compared to German. “Eierlegende Wollmilchsau” is fantasy animal that is able to produce eggs, wool, milk and ham. The english translation for it is “swiss army knife”. It’s a bit poor, in my opinion.

But that’s not what I wanted to say.

What I wanted to say is that there is a solution to my agonising problem that came up some time ago!

It is the Kindle 3G.

Able to read eBooks (newspapers, books), to download them directly from the store via WiFi or (free!) 3G, and even able to work with PDF files.

Wait a minute, you might say. PDF files?

Yes! Although they look horrible when used in original format, there is a way to convert them: simply email them to a certain amazon mail address, put “convert” in the subject, and then wait some minutes. And there it comes! Converted, so you can zoom in and out, make your notes, and so on and so on.

Great. I’ll get me one as soon as I get all the money from my old company. And I am SO looking forward to the first book to be downloaded and read in pretty much one go …

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