frauenfelder at August 28th, 2013 22:02 — #1
teapot at August 28th, 2013 22:37 — #2
Fixative that mofo STAT. Tech Guy Leo Laporte signed my phone in paint pen only for it to rub off... which is why I got it engraved before it disappeared.
akendriss at August 28th, 2013 23:26 — #3
I can't get over how Kindle Paperwhite sounds like Kindle paperweight. Which is what my kindle would be seven or eight times over if it wasn't for Amazon's return policy.
sockdoll at August 29th, 2013 00:18 — #4
Is that a Triforce in his signature?
jlw at August 29th, 2013 00:41 — #5
Hugh is absolutely one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure to meet. It was awesome to have him join us at the hack day and Ingenuity.
samwinston at August 29th, 2013 00:48 — #6
We had the same thing. Laurie Anderson Signed a "Wall Street" gray power-book for us in the mid 90's.
The Signature eventually dried up and flaked off...it was with a black sharpie pen.
It seems that there's a electrostatic action over time for inks and paints on plastics. That make it flake off and turn to dust over time.
midwesthawkeye at August 29th, 2013 05:21 — #7
One wonders if the name "Paperwhite", which reads so closely to the much more commonly used "paperweight" is some sort of weird prognostication about where the Kindle is ultimately going to end up?
I don't claim to know anything special about the Kindle, or even enough to have a valid opinion about whether it is "lousy", or "great". All I know is that when I read the name, my brain registered "paperweight", which seems a whole lot like the way we referred to AOL CDs and their ilk as "coasters" in the 1990s.
anton_p_gully at August 29th, 2013 08:11 — #8
It's the international radioactive hazard symbol. You can Google it, but I'm too lazy to provide a LINK.
The Second Wool compilation got a price cut when the third was released so I jumped on it and was all set to start reading, but then Scott Cramer sent me an advanced reader copy of the second in his Toucan Trilogy so I'm actually more excited to start that. Post-disaster trilogies, you don't get any for ages and then there's a FLOOD!!!
I slay me.
themetalpedant at August 29th, 2013 08:28 — #9
I love the eInk technology, but I fear that single-purpose readers like the Kindle will ultimately get left behind in favor of multi-purpose tablets. I'd be very sad to see that happen, because the eInk is much easier on my peepers than an actively lit screen (and a battery charge lasts much, much longer than that of a tablet), but I don't know if the market will ultimately support having both.
esquire at August 29th, 2013 10:56 — #10
Yes. This exactly! Did nobody in the marketing meeting go "Hey guys, wait a sec...."?
itsumishi at September 1st, 2013 06:54 — #11
I came here to say the exact same thing...What marketing genius agreed to this?
timquinn at September 1st, 2013 07:00 — #12
To their target market a Paperwhite is a beautiful flower that arrives early in the spring and has an aroma that some like and others find too medicinal. The narcissus bulb is easy to force and can be grown indoors with some sun for the first flowers of the season.
The sense memory of the fragrance of those flowers totally overwhelms any thought of failure for me, and I am among those who don't like it.
frauenfelder at September 2nd, 2013 22:02 — #13
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