Mine’s autographed. Oh yeah, autograph my Kindle Mr. Bova!
“ The principal components of electronic ink are millions of tiny microcapsules, about the diameter of a human hair. In one incarnation, each microcapsule contains positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid. When a negative electric field is applied, the white particles move to the top of the microcapsule where they become visible to the user. This makes the surface appear white at that spot. At the same time, an opposite electric field pulls the black particles to the bottom of the microcapsules where they are hidden. By reversing this process, the black particles appear at the top of the capsule, which now makes the surface appear dark at that spot.” http://www.eink.com/technology/howitworks.html
Jenny Levine, Union Station
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‘ To those publishers here today who believe that you can buy DRM that will stop your books from appearing on the Internet without restriction, I say to you, “Behold, the typist.” ‘ Cory Doctorow
For every book you send to 1DollarScan, you’ll also have to send along a signed waiver stating that you understand you’re having a copy of your books made under the company’s Fair Use Policy. The waiver also frees the company from any liability that they might have incurred for making a copy of a book that you don’t own. Once the contracts are signed, just pop them into the box with your books and ship them off to the company’s offices in California. When the books are received by 1DollarScan, the workers cut the spines off of them. This ensures that the pages of the book lay flat on the scanner, and makes it impossible to resell the hard copy of the book after it’s been scanned. When the scanning’s complete, the pages are shredded and recycled, ensuring that the owner only has access to one copy of their book: the freshly minted digital version, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the company’s website via the user’s password-protected account.
• Started with theU.S.Constitutiontyped into amainframe• Now containsover 40,000 freee-texts inmultiple DRM-free formats1971: Project Gutenberg
• First computer toinclude searchableeBooks.• Oxford Shakespeare &Oxford Dictionary ofQuotations1988: NeXT Computer
• Foresaw the currentstate of eReaders• Predicted the “end ofpublishing as we knowit”1989: Cyberbooks
• The first “PersonalDigital Assistant”• “Newton Books”• Suspended in 19981993: Apple Newton
• Ergonomic, ambidextrousdesign, about the size ofa paperback• Weighs only 22 ounces• Stores about 4,000pages--the equivalent of10 novels• Speech-quality audio fordocuments published withaudio content• Long battery life--17 to 33hours per charge1999: Franklin EB-500 Rocket eBook
• PC eBook reading software• ClearType technology• Annotations• Pan & Zoom• Highlighting• Dictionary• Battery life dependent onplatform (desktop vs.laptop)• Suspended in 20122000: Microsoft Reader
• Mobipocket Readersoftware• Download content over theair (OTA)• Desktop sync• Annotation• Highlighting• Dictionary• Software compatible withdevices other than the Treo2002: Palm Trēo
• First eInk-baseddevice• AAA batteries• Available only inJapan2004: Sony Libré
Content is not drawn, but “charged”170 Pixels Per Inch (PPI)Newspaper qualityDoes not need power to hold a display, only to change it.What is "eInk"
• Display• eInk / non-backlit• 800x600 resolution• Rotatable• 4-level grayscale• Three text sizes• 64MB built in storage• SD/Memory Stick cardslot• USB data transfer• Approximately 7,500page turns per charge• Approx. 9oz09/2006 eReader PRS-500