A novel idea to use a camera
Not all books are available in the library in enough quantity, therefore not all students get all the books they need, and the class notes are not available online in the department website. Therefore, as examinations approach we start to feel the crisis of books, documents related to specific topics. Generally we share the required books class notes and other study related resources in the hostel when required. At the time of examination it is no more possible, or at least very difficult, to share for them. Therefore the idea is to get the required elements photocopied. Photocopying in such a situation has some drawbacks . Firstly, after you photocopy a section of a book, you may realize that may be another section was required, or you have ended up copying the sections which you did not need. Secondly, if you choose to photocopy the entire book or document, it may feel like a waste, if you are not willing to keep and use that book with you.
I brought my camera with me in the hostel to take pictures of the university campus, and friends. At the time of examination the camera changes into a tool for study. All of the above problems are solved with a single snap. Take a picture of the page you want and share with the friends who might need them. Others view the pictures in their laptop, but for me, I use the camera as a tablet. When I need to consult the picture (actually a page), I keep the camera on in the picture view mode, tilt the screen to a comfortable angle, adjust the zoom, pan and start reading.
With this aspect it won’t be absolutely baseless for someone to ask their parents: “dad/mom I need to buy a camera, I need it for study”. But the consequences are unpredictable.