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Old 09-12-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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E-reader cartoon in Sept 14th "New Yorker"

There's a gag cartoon about e-readers on pg 90 of this week's "New Yorker" mag.

It's not very funny, but I guess it shows that E-readers are now part of mainstream culture.

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http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issue...=12#showHeader
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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I thought it was kind of funny. I can see some people wanting their reader to have a certain "smell".
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I thought it was kind of funny. I can see some people wanting their reader to have a certain "smell".
i've got just the thing for those people : http://smellofbooks.com/

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Old 09-12-2009, 10:46 AM   #4
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i've got just the thing for those people : http://smellofbooks.com/

Now that is funny! Can you imagine the scent of "Eau, You Have Cats"?
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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Now that is funny! Can you imagine the scent of "Eau, You Have Cats"?
actually i'm making a conscious effort not to.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:50 AM   #6
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There's a gag cartoon about e-readers on pg 90 of this week's "New Yorker" mag.

It's not very funny, but I guess it shows that E-readers are now part of mainstream culture.

Here's the link:

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issue...=12#showHeader
I recently noticed in a mail-order gift catalog (Currents or What on Earth, or one of those monthly arrivals) they are selling faux leather covers for K2. Really mainstream.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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actually i'm making a conscious effort not to.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
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Now that is funny! Can you imagine the scent of "Eau, You Have Cats"?
Made and sold by Massengille of course?
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:49 AM   #9
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Thanks DojoPat! That was a lot funnier than anything in this morning's comics section!
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:19 AM   #10
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I have still never met a single other person (in "real life") that has one. Every time I read mine in public I get questions about it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:19 AM   #11
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I have seen a few e-readers out in the wild so far, but it is definitely not a common sight. As far as people asking about them, thats got to be a good way to spread the word, especially if you live somewhere they aren't really being marketed.
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As far as people asking about them, thats got to be a good way to spread the word, especially if you live somewhere they aren't really being marketed.
Yes, I always proselytize when someone shows interest. It's actually led to a few dates.
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:34 PM   #13
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I seem to run into a couple in airports and on the planes. In other locations -- particularly in restaurants -- I get the questions. "What's that?" "Books? Really?" "How many?" "Where'd you get it?"
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I wouldn't say people who read the new yorker are mainstream. They are the kinds of people who are generally avid readers and consumers of news. The mainstream is busy watching Fox news and may not even know what a Kindle is (apart from hearing it's name on a news program).
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I wouldn't say people who read the new yorker are mainstream. They are the kinds of people who are generally avid readers and consumers of news. The mainstream is busy watching Fox news and may not even know what a Kindle is (apart from hearing it's name on a news program).
It's still more mainstream than some random gadget blog, as far as the fox news viewers even such terms as europe, asia or africa are a bit too confusing in any case.
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