Net connection broke this morning and I was prepared for a long haul. Bored, not wanting to watch video, I found myself starting to read Success: A Novel, the PDF I always use as a test file from Google Books.
One fourth or so through it. I have no idea where’s it’s going. The main character, Errol Banneker, is straight out of Ayn Rand — except this was published in 1921!
The writer — Samuel Hopkins Adams — is just damned good, despite the prose being a product of its time. Just look at that penultimate paragraph with that smooth transition from internal thought to speech.
I’ll have a post about this when I’ve finished.
Success: A Novel at Google Books
Success: A Novel at my Google Docs (for people outside of the U.S..)
Amazon Kindle 3: 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ – 8.5-8.7 oz
Sony Reader Touch: 6.9″ x 4.8″ x 0.4″ – 10.1 oz
Sony Reader Touch 2: 6.62″ x 4.75″ x 0.4″ – 7.58 oz
Sony Reader WiFi (T1):6.87″ x 4.37″ x 0.375″ – 5.9 oz
Kobo Reader: 7.24″ x 4.72″ x 0.393″ – 7.795 oz
Kobo eReader Touch: 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″ – 7.1 oz
Barnes & Noble Nook Touch: 6.5″ x 5.0″ x 0.47″ – 7.48 oz
It’s odd that it’s gained in height yet also gotten narrower.
The now all-plastic body accounts for the lightness. We’ll have to see what that plastic feels like when it’s out for fondling.
The Sizes Table has been updated.
I’ve been looking and looking every day. I even looked at the FCC, but either I had the wrong URL or the FCC finally cut this information loose from the Confidentiality Agreement. Either way, I got this delightful tweet this morning:
And now we have full info on the new Sony Reader WiFi!
And there are some surprises here — including a nasty one for me personally!