We all know that textbooks are often best in searchable PDF form. But yesterday I came across a case where they were not. I wanted a French grammar, so that I can brush up on stuff for Agapius. I found a bootleg PDF, thereby saving myself $25. But… I found that what I wanted to do was read the thing in bed, just a bit at a time, skip pages, and generally absorb interesting stuff by osmosis. I needed a book, in short.
So, yes, I went out and bought one. It was the only way!
Worth remembering, when we talk about the death of the book. Only some books will die.