RIP Kobo original, a sad loss
Just to report that my Kobo original, purchased locally and much loved even after being passed to our son in law, passed away suddenly before Christmas.
Tim loved his Kobo ereader (perhaps not as much as me) and took it away with him whilst on a six month deployment (he serves in the RAN). Unfortunately the Kobo suffered a fatal cracked screen some weeks after his return home.
A happy footnote and a frenzied rush to a large electronics chain, my daughter and I purchased him a replacement for Christmas.