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Old 02-16-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Is it just me or do you feel guilty looking at a picture of somebody like Charlotte Bronte on your screensaver then waking up your device to read whatever you are ACTUALLY reading. In my case, David Sedaris just now.

Now let's see... where DID I store that copy of Moby Dick anyway...

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Old 02-16-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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My better half is constantly running into the den to show me her screen savers on her Kindle, its driving me nuts
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:49 AM   #3
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:49 PM   #5
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Why does the Kindle need a screen saver? From what I understand, eink has no burn in. Plus, all it does it use up the battery.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:52 PM   #6
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I'm with JS. Sounds like an Amazon gimmick.

"But it goes to eleven."
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:54 PM   #7
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I'm with JS. Sounds like an Amazon gimmick.

"But it goes to eleven."
Great movie! I loved This is Spinal Tap. A true classic.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:29 PM   #8
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Sometimes, when new useless features are added to machines, or old features are given ridiculous pseudo-useful appellations, I suspect that a number of marketing geniuses (genii?) with absolutely no knowledge of humour or concept of irony watched that scene and thought

"What an amazing idea! We must implement this concept with all due haste!1" [onesies sic]
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:00 AM   #9
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Why does the Kindle need a screen saver? From what I understand, eink has no burn in. Plus, all it does it use up the battery.
It looks really cool.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:40 AM   #10
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Well, it's not so much a function of the screensaver per se, but when you activate the screensaver mode, it disables all the keys (except the alt and the font key). So the screensaver at least tells you "hey, your keys are disabled".
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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It's more of a sleep mode than a screensaver. I like being able to leave my Kindle on all the time just putting it to sleep when not in use or letting the Kindle put itself to sleep after about 10 minutes.

I don't have to worry about accidentally hitting any buttons.

Sure you can turn it off but coming out of sleep mode is a matter of a few seconds as opposed to booting up which takes a bit longer.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #12
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I guess having that whispernet doodad, and a keyboard, require a bit of boot time. My PRS-500 takes about five seconds, but is more minimalist.

It took me weeks to realise that I could actively shut down the unit, which was nice, because I do not all ways bookmark, and hate dealing with the hardship of hitting one of the numbers and sending myself to some gods-forsaken portion of the text.
Am now much more diligent about bookmarking.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:10 AM   #13
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I also have an Iliad and that takes a long time to boot up and there is no sleep mode. The Kindle boots up fast < 10 seconds but I like leaving it on so that my content is pushed to me as it becomes available.
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