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Old 07-16-2008, 11:26 AM   #46
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I'm guessing this is the same reason that most of the Kindle newspapers don't include photos.
Mine actually does include photos, the SF Chronicle, but I would have to say they are not spectacular
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:33 AM   #49
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:36 AM   #50
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There are all kinds of manga, only some is aimed at teenage boys. There is girl's manga, for instance, which sells as much as the boys' stuff, if not more. And the styles are really all over the board.

There are also manga titles aimed at every other possible demographic: businessmen, housewives, little kids, grandparents, mah jonng fanatics, foodies, sports fans, pet lovers, everything.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:38 AM   #51
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There are all kinds of manga, only some is aimed at teenage boys. There is girl's manga, for instance, which sells as much as the boys' stuff, if not more. And the styles are really all over the board.

There are also manga titles aimed at every other possible demographic: businessmen, housewives, little kids, grandparents, mah jonng fanatics, foodies, sports fans, pet lovers, everything.
I believe the original comment was not aimed at Manga but at Anime. They are different things.

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Old 07-16-2008, 11:38 AM   #52
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:44 AM   #53
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I believe the original comment was not aimed at Manga but at Anime. They are different things.
Manga and anime are different, sure, but they have a lot of similarities, including spread of demographics and many stylistic conventions. Apart from the fact that anime is animated and manga is printed on paper, I'd say the main difference is that manga tends to be black and white with screentone (dot) patterns, and anime tends to be in color and cell-shaded.

Was there some other difference you had in mind?
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:03 PM   #54
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Manga and anime are different, sure, but they have a lot of similarities, including spread of demographics and many stylistic conventions. Apart from the fact that anime is animated and manga is printed on paper, I'd say the main difference is that manga tends to be black and white with screentone (dot) patterns, and anime tends to be in color and cell-shaded.

Was there some other difference you had in mind?
Well, not me but the original author that used the term was thinking that Anime is often racy.

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No additional gray scale needed. Page size could be an issue-- I should borrow a Sony Reader from my local friend who has one, to test. I doubt I'd ever sell through the Kindle store, at least as long as DRM is a requirement. For now the manga will remain free. Once enough pages are done, I'll bundle them up in CBZ and PDF format for easier offline reading. I think it would be a bit cheeky to charge for a new work from a complete unknown.
I'll happily defer to the expert on whether the artwork uses gray in the original (what would I know), and if a few sample images are released that would be great to see. Even with pure b/w images (i.e. 1-bit deep), things like scaling can benefit from greyscales, so perhaps part of my experience is that I don't have access to correctly sized images, if you see what I mean.

That aside, I'd still like to see a bigger gray depth implemented on future devices, as there are lots of other "image content" forms that would benefit from this.

I hope you will provide us the chance to acquire original, limited edition art work at a reasonable price before you become fabulously rich and famous (and your work even more so....)
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I'll happily defer to the expert on whether the artwork uses gray in the original (what would I know), and if a few sample images are released that would be great to see. Even with pure b/w images (i.e. 1-bit deep), things like scaling can benefit from greyscales, so perhaps part of my experience is that I don't have access to correctly sized images, if you see what I mean.

That aside, I'd still like to see a bigger gray depth implemented on future devices, as there are lots of other "image content" forms that would benefit from this.

I hope you will provide us the chance to acquire original, limited edition art work at a reasonable price before you become fabulously rich and famous (and your work even more so....)
When you reduce the size of a 1-bit image, often the image editing software will help compensate for this with antialiasing, i.e. grayscale, so sure, every little bit helps. (ooh... bad pun. I almost never notice puns as I'm typing. I think I'll leave it in. )

Regarding "originals," I do all my work in electronic form, mostly with 3D software that renders to a 2D sketch form. I'm not sure what would constitute an "original" of such a work. But thanks for the compliment, anyway.
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but that the second version is not that near.
The highlights of the interview are here http://d6.allthingsd.com/20080528/bezos/.
Of course he is going to say that. You don't want people to stop buying to wait for the next version.

Software vendors have this problem too... which is why usually why then announce a new version they say from this point out if you buy the current version you get a free upgrade to the new version. So people don't stop buying the current version.

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Of course he is going to say that. You don't want people to stop buying to wait for the next version.
Anyone remember the "Osbourne 1"? It was one of the very first "portable" (read "small suitcase sized") computers and was extremely popular in its time. The company made the absolutely catastrophic mistake of pre-announcing the launch of a much improved "Osbourse 2" - sales of the current machine completely dried up and the company folded as a result. It's one of the classic "don't do this" lessons of the computer industry.
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But it's an urban legend. The company died as a result of mismanagement.

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