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Old 03-23-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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Kindle Killer?

Could this new book kill the Kindle?

It's small, light and portable – and it doesn't need charging. So could the new 'flipback' book be the next big thing in publishing?


http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011...is-kill-kindle

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Old 03-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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I liked that line too.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
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More likely the paperback killer. An ever worse reading experience, if that's possible.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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An interesting article

I have seen flipback books used by several fellow commuters here in India in buses and trains. But most of them are either incantation/prayer books or parts of Gita, a Hindu scripture.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:38 PM   #6
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seems to me we had something like that long ago; we called it a "book."
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:52 PM   #7
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Thought it was going to be an e-ink reader with built in solar charging.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:43 PM   #8
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lol. Are they kidding?
I would never buy one of those for £9,99 ... crazy
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #9
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #10
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lol. Are they kidding?
I would never buy one of those for £9,99 ... crazy
But....but.....but......it doesn't have drm.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:17 PM   #11
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When I was a kid, there were little novels like that from Disney. And in the corner, there was a little drawing, you'd flip the pages and it would animate.

But they were regular orientation. Same size though.

I still remember some of them, the ones with Scrooge McDuck. He was pretty much in the vein of Doc Savage or Indiana Jones, a pulp hero.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:59 AM   #12
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I remember the pocket-edition, this appears to be more like the 'pick-pocket'

edition.

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It's a shame this idea never took off:

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lol that's what I thought as well. Maybe they should do one.
I would definitely buy one of those, you can make or buy a solar charging case for the Kindle that would probably work ok, but to have one of those little panels at the top like on the calculators, theoretically you wouldn't need a battery, just enough light to flip a page.

Eventually our ereaders will be solar powered, and maybe even made from a DIY kit, will you still wish copyright to function then?

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